Foundation suggests stakeholder engagement on vaccine hesitancy


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The AMLA Foundation (AMLAF) has called for a national stakeholder dialogue on fake news to help the country win the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine hesitancy.

The dialogue has become necessary as Ghana prepares to host the pan-African vaccine factory and help reduce the 80% of people infected with Covid-19 who have yet to be vaccinated.

In a statement delivered to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday in Accra, the Foundation said the fight against immunization was a fight against the country’s security and a waste of vaccines.

He therefore pleaded with all Ghanaians, especially those who had been vaccinated, to be advocates and publicize the relevance of the vaccine to those who were eligible.

He said the dialogue should complement the government’s efforts to achieve its goal of vaccinating 20 million Ghanaians by April 2020.

Stakeholder dialogue may not be the key to Ghana achieving 100% immunization coverage, but we believe that the myth, misinformation and misinformation surrounding immunization will be reduced to their maximum level, thus increasing the patronage of Ghanaians”.

The Foundation intends to access public knowledge about vaccines, generate a diagnostic report, which will help the government and other partners come up with a roadmap to address the gaps and challenges faced in immunization people with disabilities (deaf).

“It is the democratic right of every citizen to have access to credible and accurate vaccine information, the public should always receive the right information,” he said.

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