Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has indicated that Ghana would not hesitate to employ possible sanctions should the public refuse to take the covid-19 vaccine.
He said: as at now, there are no sanctions that have been rolled out because the government is encouraging people to take the vaccine.
He revealed, the initial vaccine hesitancy appears to be reducing and that has been achieved through the efforts of the media the Information Services Department and the National Commission for Civic Education. (NCCE).
He said through public education, the hesitancy is coming down with a lot more people coming out to get vaccinated.
”So we have not had the need to introduce any sanction. Should it become necessary at some point that we consider what has been done in places like Israel or other places where they would say if you haven’t taken the vaccine, you can’t attend a public program…I think in Dubai you have to do a PCR test at your own cost every week or something. Should it become necessary if we get there, we would advise accordingly. But for now, we are happy at the level of encouragement and volunteering with which people are stepping out and taking the vaccine”.