Mr Bayinye Collins, the program officer for Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development ( CALID), has said the COVID-19 vaccine currently being administered is safe.
He urged Ghanaians more particularly the inhabitants of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District to ignore the conspiracy theories surrounding the vaccine and go for their shots when the vaccines gets to them.
“The vaccines are safe, let’s ignore the misconception and lies about it, let’s go for the jab when it gets to the District”, he said.
Mr Collins made this known to Yagbon News when the NGO ( CALID) based in Tamale but has an operational office in Sawla, in collaboration with Oxfam on 14th April, 2021, donated some covid-19 PPEs to the Sawla Girls Model Junior High School and Sawla children orphanage home to aid in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The items donated included branded nosemasks of the NGO (CALID), disposable nosemasks, sanitizers and 2 gallons of liquid soap to the school and the children orphanage.
He also advised particularly the people of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District to take the vaccine when the rollout begins in the area.
He also indicated that the NGO will take their campaign on the need for residents to get vaccinated to various Communities in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District such as Sindaa, Kawurbi section, Danvaar among others.
“The vaccines are here to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, and we must all get vaccinated. If we all get vaccinated it will stop the spread of the virus and lead to its eventual defeat”, he told Yagbon News.
Receiving the items, the Assistant Headmaster of Sawla Girls Model Junior High School, Mr. Thomas Tilpitey thanked the NGO for the support and pledged that the items will be put into proper use by ensuring that the spread of the virus is limited.
Ghana on Wednesday 24th February took delivery of 600,000 doses of COVAX Vaccine from the Serum Institute of India.
On March 2nd, 2021, the rollout exercise began with the President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, together with their wives taking their jabs.
Since then, a number of Ghanaians have also been vaccinated across the country.