A cross-section of students at the University of Ghana is calling on the management of the University to put in place measures to get them vaccinated on campus.
Their call comes on the back of the surge in Covid-19 cases in recent days and the outbreak in some Senior High Schools and tertiary institutions in the country.
Speaking to UniversNews, the students explained that being vaccinated on campus would be easier and convenient for them.
“I think we should be vaccinated in the school than moving up and down, most of us are caught up with academic work so we don’t get time,” one student told UniversNews.
Another student said that;
“It is going to be flexible for us, and already the semester is hectic, and trying to fix this into the schedule is already difficult so they should do it here on campus. If they would come to the halls that one too would be better.”
Senior Research Fellow at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), Dr. Peter Quashie, however, says that the focus should be on adherence to safety protocols.
“As much as it is important for them to be vaccinated. We have to look at it from a stratified approach. From older people to people more at risk. The main protection was adherence to safety protocols. Wearing your nose mask and social distancing and is what the students should be doing.” he said.
Ghana’s COVID-19 situation
As of July 17, 2021, 304 new COVID-19 infections have pushed Ghana’s active case count to 3,466.
This was disclosed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).