Dr Kwabena Sarpong, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health at the Central Regional Health Directorate, has asked residents in the region to follow the safety protocols put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In terms of recording new cases, he refuted claims that Covid-19 is a thing of the past in the country.
He made the remarks following the official launch of phase seven of the Central Regional Health Directorate’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
Dr. Sarpong stated in a media engagement that the Central Region has recorded about 100 Covid-19 cases this year, and urged residents of the region to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from contracting the deadly disease.
According to him, approximately 30% of the region’s 1.7 million eligible population enlisted to be vaccinated have yet to receive a single jab, which is who the health directorate’s vaccination exercise is aimed at.
He went on to say that 70% of the people in the region have been vaccinated once, with 55% fully vaccinated, and 50% of these fully vaccinated people have had boosters.
He recalled that, while the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 not to be a global health emergency, he emphasised that the governing body did not blacklist Ghana for not recording Covid cases as others do, thus the need for the general public to get vaccinated.