GMA condemns doctors who refuse to vaccinate people against COVID-19.

Health

The Ghana Medical Association has separated itself from the group of doctors pushing against mandated COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
The GMA said in a statement that the doctors’ position was faulty and “based on biased evidence.”
President Akufo-Addo was petitioned by the Concerned Ghanaian Doctors not to make COVID-19 immunization mandatory in public and private institutions.

This comes as Ghana’s Ministry of Health has suggested that if vaccination rates do not improve, the country may be obliged to implement obligatory vaccination.
The GMA, on the other hand, claims that the petition’s substance “in no way reflects the position of COVID-19 in Ghana.”
It claimed the petition was “misleading, regrettable, and not based on accessible local
The Ghana Medical Association has distanced itself from a group of doctors who are campaigning against the country’s required COVID-19 immunization.

The GMA stated that the doctors’ stance was flawed and “based on skewed data” in a statement.
Concerned Ghanaian Doctors petitioned President Akufo-Addo not to require COVID-19 immunization in public and private institutions.
This comes as the Ghanaian Ministry of Health has stated that if the vaccination rate does not increase, the country may be compelled to implement obligatory vaccination.

The petition, however, “does not in any way reflect the position of COVID-19 in Ghana,” according to the GMA.
The petition was “misleading, regrettable, and not based on available local data,” according to the organization.
Ghana has 10,889 active cases of the virus with 1,336 deaths.
In response to growing concerns about vaccine hesitancy among Ghana’s population, the government named December 2021 as Vaccination Month.
This has been accompanied by vaccination requirements, such as the requirement that all visitors be vaccinated upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport before being allowed to enter the country.

This has coincided with the establishment of organizations fighting vaccine requirements, claiming the risk of catastrophic side effects.
152,243 cases have been detected in the country since March 2020.