The Ghana Health Service is concerned that the majority of Ghanaians’ refusal to get vaccinated is thwarting efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
In an interview with Bernard Avle on the Citi Breakfast Show, Dr. Franklin Asiedu Bekoe, Director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service, stated, “Covid-19 cases have increased in the last two weeks.”
He stated that this is evidence that the virus remains and encouraged Ghanaians not to relax their vigilance.
“Our most recent data indicates approximately 300 cases,” This indicates that the infection is still present in the system. A number of people are coughing and sneezing, since influenza (H3N2) is also circulating. The majority of test results indicate H3N2 or Covid-19.”
He indicated that the majority of instances were reported in Greater Accra.
Some incidents were documented in schools, while others were related to parties and indoor activities.
He said that health professionals are unable to predict whether or not the virus will ever be eradicated, “which is why we are attempting to include it into our healthcare and pushing for additional immunizations.”
When more people are immunized, we can at least control the spread of the disease.
Less than ten percent of Ghanaians have been vaccinated, he said.
He thinks that Ghanaians will be at risk if the virus spreads again.
In the following days, GHS will boost its effort to increase vaccination rates.
This week, between the 8th and 12th, there will be one, and between the 23rd and 27th, there will be another.