Ghana is expecting about 500,000 dozes of Oxford’s AstraZeneca vaccines this week according to the Head of Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service, Mr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe.
According to news on Forbes, European Health workers are rejecting the Astrazeneca Vaccines over efficacy and side effects concerns.
A group representing 3,000 doctors in Italy wrote a letter to the Italian government last week demanding that , they preferred to be inoculated with mRNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer than from Astrazeneca.
Germany and France have both also reported that more than 100,000 of Astrazeneca vials are sitting unused, as many skip appointments with safety concerns at heart.
Multiple unions representing healthcare workers in Europe’ have revealed that the vaccine’s efficacy was 62% at reducing symptomatic disease and 81% effective in later data when the two doses were spaced out.
Hesitancy stems from reports that , the side effects of this vaccine is more stronger compared to competitors, Pfizer and Moderna.
AstraZeneca is yet to be also accepted in the US, thus they have not been given approval by the US FDA.
Data about it’s efficacy and short term side effects on older people are yet to be also known.
Side effects of vaccines could be minimal to catastrophic. If enough data are unknown about this vaccine, why would the country go in for it when the advanced European Health care workers are rejecting it?
There have been reports of instant deaths after being injected with vaccines that are deemed ‘safe’ and in other instances, people who took the vaccines had bacteria sepsis whiles there have also been paralysis.
Most of the comments on the posts of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah about Ghana receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine appeared to suggest Ghanaians are really willing not to be inoculated with the vaccines.