No Vaccine, No public activity – Ghana Health Service

Director of the Health Promotion Division of the GHS and Leader of the Risk Communication for COVID-19 National Task Force, Dr Dacosta Aboagye

Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Da-Costa Aboagye, has cautioned that people who do not get vaccinated by December 31, will not be permitted to engage in any public activity. This will include going to work, except they produce a negative PCR Test Result.

Dr. Da-Costa Aboagye therefore advised all Ghanaians to take advantage of the four-week ultimatum given by the Ghana Health Service to get vaccinated. He reiterated that “the President still chairs the Covid-19 Taskforce and so they are working to make sure that they put in place all the legal framework to restrict people from public places if they are not vaccinated.

Ghana Health Service has declared December 2021 as National Vaccination Month to afford people in the Security Services, Government and Health Workers, Commercial Drivers and their Mates, Students and Staff in Secondary and Tertiary Institutions the opportunity to get vaccinated.

Dr Aboagye told the GNA that there are a lot of vaccines for everyone in Ghana as the government has successfully procured 12.3 million doses.

About 5 million people have received the first dose, while 1.3 million people have been fully vaccinated. He said that the patronage in the Covid-19 vaccination has been good, but there must be a mandate to ensure the full commitment of every Ghanaian in order to attain herd immunity, which will ensure everyone in the country is protected.

Dr Aboagye said the Ghana Health Service is engaging the relevant stakeholders, including the Ghana Football Association and the Tourism Sector, to ensure that anybody who has not gone for their jabs is denied entry to their events.

On the new Covid-19 variant, he said the situation is being monitored closely at the Kotoka International Airport and land borders where there are existing protocols as travelers will be coming home for the festive season.

Meanwhile, the Public Services Commission and all government agencies including Traditional Leaders will be engaged to enforce the mandate to the letter.

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