It’s not guaranteed to work -KCCR expert raises doubt about Covid vaccine efficacy on Ghanaians

A Virologist with the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Dr. Michael Owusu is skeptical about the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine on the people on the African continent.

“The fact that it has been tested and tried in Europe doesn’t mean that it may good for Ghanaians and others on the continent”, he said on Kumasi-based Akoma FM monitored by as the government of Ghana is received the first batch of 600,000 AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday.

According to the renowned Virologist, Ghanaians should cooperate with the government in the administration of Covid-19 vaccines though, the system cannot be 100% sure

“Let’ embrace the decision of the government to accept the vaccine as done by others elsewhere in Europe. While we allow ourselves to be vaccinated we should not stop wearing our nose masks too”, Dr. Michael Owusu told host, Aduanaba kofi Adam Ennin

“…All the safety protocols must be observed. Let’s us not put our guard down”, he added as some section of Ghanaians are expressing fears.

Ghana is among the 145 countries listed to receive vaccines from a number of suppliers through the COVAX Facility according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah at a public engagement on COVID-19 vaccination noted that government officials will publicly take doses of the COVID-19 vaccines before the mass vaccination exercise.


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