The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has encouraged its members and the public at large to receive doses of the Covid-19 vaccines when the government begins to administer them.
In a statement, they asked the public to trust in the “regulatory approval system of the FDA and embrace the COVID-19 vaccines.
“Ghana’s FDA has been ranked at maturity Level 3 for its medicines regulatory system that ensures the safety, quality and efficacy of all medical products imported, manufactured or distributed in the country,” part of the statement reads.
GAMLS guaranteed the safety of the vaccines, saying that they had gone through rigorous processes.
“We urge the public to seek information from qualified healthcare professionals including Medical Laboratory Scientists. We continue to urge members and the public to embrace the vaccines in addition to obeying the COVID-19 protocols,” the statement continued
On Wednesday, Ghana became the first recipient of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed by the global vaccine sharing initiative, COVAX.
The country took delivery of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India.
The newly arrived vaccines will be deployed to designated health facilities from March 2.
The Information Minister-Designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said that government officials will take the doses publicly.
He explained that this is to help demystify the public apprehension about the vaccines.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com