The Dormaa Municipal Health Directorate in the Bono Region has organized an orientation workshop for stakeholders to evaluate progress made so far on how to diffuse false impressions about Covid-19 vaccines. This follows some misconceptions about the vaccines created by a section of the public.
The workshop, according to the directorate, was also to keep stakeholders abreast of how such misconceptions have adversely affected the vaccination exercise in the area and in effect hampered the fight against the virus.
Participants were also taking through various strategies mapped-out by the Health Directorate in ensuring higher turnout in the next round of the vaccination exercise.
The participants included the various heads of departments, officers and other health workers as well as the media, the clergy, and security agencies.
Addressing the meeting, the Dormaa Municipal Disease Control Officer, Daniel Owusu Amponsah, expressed the measures his outfit is putting up in ensuring that persons found culpable of peddling falsehood against the exercise would be dealt with accordingly.
“The directorate together with the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) have been inviting church leaders and other doomsayers who have been campaigning against the vaccines. It has gone to the extent that some have been made to retract their words on the same medium they used in campaigning against the exercise,” he stated.
On her part, the Bono Regional Health Promotions Officer, Ama Gyankoma, charged the health workers to resort to all avenues in ensuring the campaign on the need for everyone to get vaccinated.
She also entreated stakeholders to take advantage of both traditional and social media to disseminate evidence-based information, as well as educate people about the disease to clear all misconceptions against the vaccines.