The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued a warning that the COVID-19 vaccinations may become mandatory in the country.

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has issued a warning that the COVID-19 vaccinations may become mandatory in the country.

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, made the announcement in Accra.
“Yes, I am sure that with time we will get there and it is something that we have to [do] to bring this pandemic under control and we need to ensure that almost everybody is protected. And I believe we will not hesitate to recommend it if the situation arises.

“We have companies in this country who have ordered that if you have not been vaccinated, you cannot come to work,” Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said. “We have to get the virus under control. We have to ensure that everyone is protected.”


The government had previously estimated that nearly 20 million Ghanaians would be vaccinated by December in order to attain herd immunity; however, as of November 18, only 3, 493,688 persons have been vaccinated across the country.


Some specialists are concerned that most Ghanaians’ reluctance to take the vaccine may jeopardize the government’s efforts to contain the infection.
Ghana received an additional 1.3 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the US government yesterday.

The vaccines arrived in Ghana on Monday, November 22, 2021, bringing the total number of doses supplied by the US to Ghana to almost 2.5 million.


The donation, according to Stephanie Sullivan, US Ambassador to Ghana, is part of the US government’s commitment to ending the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.