COVID-19 vaccines are safe, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana


The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has stressed the efficacity of Covid-19 vaccines and called on the public to mileage themselves of the dabs.

Mr Samuel Kow Donkoh, President of PSGH, has assured the Ghanaian public that the COVID-19 vaccines have been tested and approved by the Food and Medicines Authority (FDA).

He said the poke defended individualities and helped to help the spread of the complaint to others who might be susceptible, especially the senior and people with underpinning health conditions, because COVID-19 could be life- hanging for them.

Mr Donkoh spoke to the Daily Graphic history following a statement his outfit issued last Wednesday and prompted the public to take the vaccination seriously.

The statement came at a time when a new variant, Omicron, had been detected at the Kotoka International Airport, with countries banning peregrination from homes with the new variant into their authorities.

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The chairman of the PSGH explained that the emergence of the new and potentially dangerous variant made it indeed more imperative for the public to engage and seek interpretations about the misconceptions, myths and conspiracy propositions about the epidemic and the vaccines from druggists in the communities.

He said the new variant was said to have several mutations that could potentially impact its geste.

Mr Donkor added that some individualities were reluctant to take the vaccines due to fear and inadequate sensitisation to the Covid-19 vaccines, but stressed that it was pivotal to take the vaccines to reduce severe sickness of an infected person and death.

Mr Donkor prompted health workers to communicate in languages that were applicable to the original communities, give quality services in a timely manner and admire the beliefs and culture of the people.

The PSGH, still, appealed to the government to insure that the vaccines were accessible and administered to the public in a accessible and orderly manner.

He also encouraged the public to continue to observe the applicable safety protocols, including frequent handwashing, use of hand sanitiser when handwashing wasn't possible, maintaining social distance, and wearing face masks.

Speaking about the protestation of December as the National Vaccine Month, Mr Donkor said the policy for obligatory vaccination was a step in the right direction to help a swell in the gleeful season.

“ Ghanaians are social people who have a lot of social events in December. The country is filled to the brim with fests and events — including parties, musicales and playhouses — during this season. These events are fast spreaders of the contagion and can beget mass infections in the country,” he said.

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