The Central Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr(Mrs) Akosua Agyeiwaa Owusu-Sarpong served a notice that all health workers will be compulsorily vaccinated against COVID-19 given the refusal of many to get vaccinated despite the availability of the vaccines in the region.
In a letter dated January 27, 2022, and addressed to all Directors of Health Service under her, she warned that all workers who do not get vaccinated by February 7, 2022, will be turned away from hospital facilities and denied their salaries if they are absent themselves for up to 10 working days.
The letter noted that the decision to enforce the vaccine mandate was taken by the Senior Management Committee.
“In order to protect health staff as well as our cherished clients and other persons who patronize our services from possible infection, the Senior Management Committee (SMC) at its meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 agreed to enforce the COVID-19 vaccination mandate among all the health staff in the region…” the letter noted.
COVID-19 vaccines are now widely and freely available throughout the country but many are skeptical about getting vaccination due to conspiracy theories and other reasons.
Read the full letter below: