The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare has called on the clergy, other religious leaders, and civil society to join in educating the public on the need to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We want church leaders, we want Muslim leaders, we want civil society to join this education and tell the people,” Dr. Nsiah-Asare said.
This, he noted will encourage the citizenry to embrace the vaccine.
He made the call in a radio interview on Accra-based Citi FM Monday morning.
He said a vaccine sensitisation team has been launched and will be on the field to educate the public.
Reacting to claims that public sensitisation on the vaccines has delayed, Dr Nsiah-Asare said the timing is still appropriate, “It is better late than never. There are some things if you start too early, people will tend to forget so even if you start it now, whilst it is on the minds of people, it is better than not doing anything at all.”
“That is the reason why the President is the first person to be vaccinated followed by the Vice President and then all the other leaders to show Ghanaians that the vaccines are safe.”
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President Bawumia and their spouses Monday morning took their jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.