General news for Friday, February 26, 2021
Source: Peace FM
Ghana Health Service (GHS) Director of Health Promotion, Dr. DaCosta Aboagye, has encouraged the public not to worry about safety concerns related to vaccines for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
He dismissed claims that the vaccine has its secondary implications that could lead to death.
“The government will not buy the vaccines to kill the Ghanaians, no! it is for our safety against the deadly virus, ”said host Mac Jerry Osei Agyemang on NEAT FM’s morning show Ghana Montie.
Dr. DaCosta Aboagye, however, urged Ghanaians who qualify for the vaccine to receive safe doses for their protection.
On Wednesday, Ghana became the first country to receive 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, through the WHO COVAX initiative.
Ghana’s active cases number 6,404 with 588 deaths.