skepticism over covid vaccines

Skepticism as Ghana begins mass covid-19 vaccination drive

Ghana, the first country to receive COVAX vaccines last month, began its mass vaccination drive on Tuesday.

600,000 doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccines are being given to frontline health workers, security personnel, people aged over 60 and those with pre-existing conditions.

To ensure that Ghanaians are convinced to get jabbed, President Nana Akufo-Addo, his wife and other top officials received their jabs on Monday. Despite the gesture, some are still skeptical.

“I don’t want to take the vaccine because I don’t know from where the medicine comes from so I can’t put my life in danger for whatever because we don’t know where the medicine is coming from,” a local resident, who gave his name as only Emmanuel told Africanews.

“For me, I would not take the COVID-19 vaccine because I’ve not had enough education about it. That’s why I’m not ready to take (it),” another resident called Olivia said.

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The country so far has recorded 84,349 cases including 78,443 recovered and 611 deaths.

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