GRCS Facilitates Mass Vaccination Against Poliomyelitis In Bono Region.
Abi, (Jinijini), October 10, 2022
The Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) has organized education and sensitization to whip up the enthusiasm and interest of people living in hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities in the Bono region to embrace the on-going Poliomyelitis and COVID-19 vaccination exercises.
The GRCS Secretary-General, Mr. Solomon Gayoni said the move was to facilitate mass vaccination against poliomyelitis for the achievement of a universal health coverage and wellbeing of the entire Ghanaian citizens.
He was speaking in an interview with newsmen on Friday, on the side-line of Polio vaccination monitoring and community education and sensitization exercise at Abi, a farming community near Jinijini, the Berekum West District capital of the Bono region.
The GRCS targeted the hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities to sensitize and motivate them to ensure that no child under five years is left out in the on-going immunization against poliomyelitis and the COVID-19, Mr. Gayoni said.
The monitoring exercise, education and sensitization was to increase public awareness on the need to embrace immunization as part of health care services delivery and was held through local radio station, information centres and face-to-face engagement.Mr. Gayoni said the exercise was also for the people to eschew
conspiracy theories, religious and faith-based beliefs causing vaccination hesitancy and pleaded with religious leaders and faith-based organizations to educate their members to avoid hesitation and go for the Polio and the COVID-19 jabs or any routine immunization by the Ghana Health Service.
According to Mr. Gayoni, the GRCS has therefore deployed 400 volunteers nationwide with 42 in the Bono Region working tirelessly with the Ghana Health Service to reach households, particularly those within the remotest rural areas to ensure all children are vaccinated.thefourlens.com