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Covid-19: We all need to be vaccinated – Agyeman-Manu

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The Minister of Health-Designate, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has asked Ghanaians to be ready for the coronavirus vaccination in March this year.

“We all need to be vaccinated in this country,” he said.

According to him, it is untrue that the Covid-19 vaccine was developed to kill Africans and that the vaccines to be administered would rather protect the public against the virus.

The Minister-Designate said this on Friday when the Ministry of Health together with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Government of Ghana held a public engagement on the Covid-19 vaccination Roll out Plan in Accra.

Mr Agyeman-Manu said vaccination was not new to the world and Ghana, for instance, had succeeded in eliminating a lot of diseases through the use of vaccines.

“This is for prevention so that you don’t get infected and even if you get infected the severity of the illness will not get out of hand,” he explained.

Presently, the government has applied for two different Covid-19 vaccines; Covishield; the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute in India and the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, manufactured in Russia.

The two are expected to arrive in the country by the end of this month.

He said while the nation awaited the start of vaccination, it was paramount that every Ghanaian adhered to the coronavirus prevention protocols.

Mr Agyemang-Manu said the health ministry would deploy a total of 12,471 vaccinators, 37,413 volunteers and 2,079 team supervisors for planned two rounds vaccination campaign.

The Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, said it was time for Ghanaians to focus on how to prepare their body’s natural defence against the virus.

He said the available vaccines had proved to be effective and Ghana needed to break the coronavirus transmission chain through vaccination.

The Director-General noted that the nation had recorded a decline in Covid- 19 active cases in the last two weeks due to an increase in the use of face mask among the public.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Dr Delese A. A. Darko, said the two vaccines were ordered through Emergency Use Authorisation; a pathway used to ensure that a needed medical product is made available on time without compromising on its safety or efficacy.

She said to further monitor the safety of the vaccine during the campaign, the FDA had put together a nationwide safety surveillance system to ensure that every person vaccinated was actively followed up for the detection and management of any adverse effect in all parts of the country.

The Programme Manager, Expanded Programme on Immunisation, Dr Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, said the vaccination would be done in three segments.

According to him, the first segment would involve healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlining health conditions, frontline members of the executive, legislature and judiciary as well as persons aged 60 and above.

The second segment, he said, would focus on essential service providers and other security agencies such as water and electricity suppliers, teachers, the media, farmers as well as the food value chain players among others, adding that the third segment would be the public.

The Head of the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Dr Yaw Bediako, said the Covid-19 vaccine was safe and would protect the public from contracting the virus.

The Programmes Manager said 188 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccines had been administered worldwide and there were very few reports on its reactions.

 

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“I have slept with over 100 men in Ghana”- LGBT member Lawrence Doku(Video)

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OB (Lawrence Doku) Julie is a member of Ghana’s LGBT+ community who has opened up about the events that led to his newfound identity.

In an interview with DJ Nyaami, he revealed that even though he walked and talked like a woman, the thought had never occurred to him until he met a man who proposed love to him.

”I realized I preferred men when I was about 24 years old. He expressed his admiration for me and promised to do anything I asked. We eventually had sex, and it felt exactly like sex with a female. “I’ve had sexual relations with both men and women, and there’s no difference,” said OB Julie.

”I want to have children, so I’ll eventually marry and start a family. In our marriage, she can do whatever she wants, but I won’t tell her that I’m also into men, ” he explained.

He claims to have been bisexual for over 8 years and to have slept with well over 100 men.

 

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Ghanaians in doubt if Prez. Akuffo Addo was truly injected with the covid-19 vaccine

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Netizens reacts to a live video of the President of Ghana receiving the covid-19 vaccines.

It was announced that, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo alongside his wife and the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will be taken the covid-19 vaccines on Monday 1st March 2021.

To serve as a witness for every Ghanaian to get vaccinated, it was streamed live on most televisions at the 37 Military Hospital.

However, some Ghanaias are still doubting whether these government officials were indeed vaccinated with the covid-19 vaccines and not any other vaccine.

 

 

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Video: Akufo-Addo And His Wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo Officially Takes The First Shot Of The Covid-19 Vaccine

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His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and his beloved wife, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo have officially taken the first shot of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

Ghana became the first country to have received about 600,000 doses of the vaccine with quite a number of people showiing interest in taking it whiles others are still contemplating in fear.

However, Nana Akufo-Addo and his beloved wife, the Vice President Dr. Bawumia and his wife, have all taken the first step in order to boost the confidence of Ghanaians to also make themselves available when the need arises.

 

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