Residents of the Obuasi East District in the Ashanti Region have been urged to avail themselves for the COVID-19 vaccination which is still ongoing in the country.
The Member of Parliament for the Obuasi East Constituency Hon. Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom at a press briefing bemoaned the low turnout regarding the vaccination exercise against the COVID-19 virus, and encouraged people who are yet to be vaccinated to do so.
Dr. Boakye, a Medical doctor and the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Health said currently 18million out of the 31 million Ghanaians have so far vaccinated. This he said gall short of the expected head immunity of 22.9 million Ghanaians.
He underscored the yeoman role played by the Government in the management of COVID-19, and also making vaccinations available for Ghanaians to access at no cost.
The Legislator seized the opportunity to correct erroneous impressions about the vaccinate. He said ” He said currently less than 24% of people in Ashanti Region has vaccinated. This is partly due to superstitions and other misconceptions perpetuated by people regarding the COVID-19 vaccines”.
Currently at the fourth wave, he admonished Ghanaians to accept the fact that the virus has come to stay hence it is important to take appropriate measures to avoid any new wave.
The District Chief Executive for Obuasi East Honorable Faustina Amissah also added her voice in debunking the conspiracy theories surrounding the vaccines stating that herself and the Mp as leaders if the District have taken part in the vaccination exercise.
She however advised residents in the District not to fall for such deceits from people.
Delphine Gborgblorvor, the District Health Director has called on Ghanaians to continue to observe the COVID-19 Protocols since the disease is still with us, stressing that vaccination is the only way we can avoid the disease.
” Currently, Obuasi East has 6 active COVID-19 cases with 143 cases recorded since the turn of the year with 4 deaths whiles 133 people had recovered fully. Without the vaccines, the Directorate would have been overwhelmed by the number of cases”, She added.