We Would Make Covid-19 Vaccine Mandatory – GHS


Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, said the Service would investigate ideas to make Covid-19 vaccine mandatory because more Ghanaians have yet to be immunized.

Some firms in the country, he claims, have already made immunization mandatory for their employees.

“I am certain that we will get there in time, and it is something that we must do to put this epidemic under control, and we must guarantee that practically everyone is covered.” If such is the case, I believe we will not hesitate to suggest it.

“In our nation, there are firms that have ordered that if you haven’t been vaccinated, you can’t come to work… “We need to contain the virus, and we need to make sure that everyone is protected,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye stated on Accra-based Asaase Radio on Monday.

Ghana has set a goal of vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians by the end of the year. Despite promises of vaccine safety, only 3,493,688 immunizations had been delivered as of November 18, 2021.

The number of people who will be vaccinated against the illness is anticipated to rise once further, since the Food and Drug Delivery has approved the administration of the Pfizer vaccine to youngsters aged 15 to 17.

Prior to this, Ghana’s immunization program only included persons over the age of 18.

AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are now administering vaccines in the nation.