Only 32% Ghanaians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – GRCS
Abi, near Jinijini (Berekum West) October 10, 2022
Mr. Solomon Gayoni, the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS) Secretary-General has observed that only 32 per cent of the total Ghanaian population fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 as at 1st September this year.
He told newsmen in an interview over the weekend at Abi, a farming community near Jinijini in the Berekum West District capital of the Bono region.
Mr. Gayoni spoke on the side-line of Polio vaccination monitoring and community education and sensitization exercise undertaken by the GRCS.
The exercise was to ensure no child within the polio immunization age was left out in the on-going nationwide vaccination against poliomyelitis.
According to Mr. Gayoni, there were huge number of people who have taken only the first jab of the COVID-19 and haven’t gone for the second jab and the booster.
He attributed the situation to what he termed as “vaccination hesitancy” caused by conspiracy theories and religious and faith-based beliefs.
The situation of COVID-19, Mr. Gayoni said has necessitated the community education and sensitization in the “hard-to-reach” and vulnerable communities on the on-going second round polio vaccination.
It would increase the interest and enthusiasm of the people to eschew all misconception and embrace the polio and COVID-19 vaccination exercise by the Ghana Health Service.
The move, Mr. Gayoni said was towards ensuing achievement of a universal health and wellbeing of all Ghanaians.