Combating COVID-19: Vaccine hesitancy in the Volta Region alarming – Health Officials
Health officials in the Volta Region are lamenting the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the region.
This they say, is slowing down the vaccination exercise against COVID-19 and may affect the nationwide deadline.
President Akufo-Addo hopes that 20 million Ghanaians will be vaccinated by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
According to health officials, the situation in the Volta Region stems from widespread conspiracy theories about the vaccines by uninformed persons.
Dr. Senanu Dzokoto, the Volta Regional Health Director who spoke to MX24 News said “there is so much misinformation going on in this region which is being spread by misinformed and uninformed people.”
“The media and other stakeholders can make our work easier by not broadcasting conspiracy theories. They can also use their platforms to encourage people to get vaccinated. That will go a long way to help us,” he added.
Ghana has so far administered a total of 9,499,019 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of January 19, 2022.
The Ghana Health Service is also planning to announce a guide for booster doses.