Immunologist and Head of Advancement at the West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Dr. Yaw Bediako, wants Ghanaians to disregard the various misconceptions and misinformation circulating on social media about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Speaking to UniversNews, he explained that getting vaccinated is one best way to fight the deadly coronavirus, hence the need to throw away all conspiracy theories about the virus.
He noted that the misconceptions, negative messages and videos in circulation were the creation of anti-vaccine campaigners, who seek to confuse the public.
Dr. Bediako continued to score that the vaccines would help boost an immunity, thereby preventing one from catching the virus.
“We need to put aside some of these conspiracy theories; we need to recognize the seriousness of the situation. The vaccine presents the best way to protect ourselves from the COVID-19. And those saying that the vaccines is targeted against Africans is false,” he cautioned.
He further advised Ghanaians to participate massively in the vaccination process when it gets to their turn.
“My advice to everyone is please take the vaccine. It’s as simple as that. This vaccine is the only way Ghana will be able to move on from the COVID-19. Please when it’s your turn, make sure you take the vaccine,” he pleaded.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Ghana received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines.
President Akufo-Addo and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, as well as the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Samira Bawumia were the first to receive doses of the vaccine on Monday, March 1, 2021.
The exercise which was televised on national media aimed at encouraging Ghanaians about the safety of the vaccines.
Story by: Diana Nutsugah | universnewsroom.com