The Ghana Medical Association has described the contents of a petition against the vaccine roll out filed by some doctors as misleading, unfortunate and not based on available local and international scientific data.
A statement jointly signed by the President and General Secretary of the Association said in an era of evidence based medicine, it is unacceptable that professionals will draw such flawed conclusions based on skewed data that has not gone through rigors of scientific proof.
Some 11 doctors have written to President Akufo-Addo to issue a directive for the nationwide vaccine rollout in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic to be paused.
The doctors say the risks associated with these vaccines, per the data studied so far, outweigh the potential benefits, if any.
This, the statement said, does not in any way reflect the situation of Covid19 in Ghana .
It said data available to the GMA supports the efficacy and safety of all the Covid 19 vaccines currently registered and in use in Ghana. It said the evidence that the vaccines reduce the incidence of critical illness , Intensive Care Unit admission and death globally and in Ghana is undisputed.
The statement said while it acknowledges that the individual doctors may have concerns based on personal beliefs, it encourages the doctors to be guided by the available medical evidence in their public discourse and channel all grievances through the appropriate avenues for redress.
BELOW IS THE STATEMENT