Compulsory vaccination at KIA reprehensible – Sammy Gyamfi

Private legal practitioner Sammy Gyamfi has described as reprehensible the decision by government to make COVID vaccination compulsory for all Ghanaians traveling and out of the country the Kotoka International Aiport.

“Vaccination must be by choice and not by force. The imposition of compulsory COVID vaccination requirement on all Ghanaians traveling into and out of Ghana by the Ghana Health Service is reprehensible and an affront to the 1992 Constitution.

“And some of us are determined to fight this madness through every available legal means no matter the cost or stigma,” the NDC Communications Director wrote on his social media handles.

However, former Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has said it will not be out of place if government embarks on compulsory vaccination of the citizenry in the wake of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

“The Public Health Act allows for compulsory vaccination. It is not only legal but also an act to protect you, your family, friends and everyone. Avail yourself to be vaccinated so long as you don’t have a condition which makes it impossible for you to receive it,” he wrote on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revealed that seven more persons infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been identified in Ghana. This brings the total number of cases to 41, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye told Joy FM.

“We saw the first of about 34 cases that were recorded at the airport. At the time, we had sequenced about 66 community samples and they were all negative” but after a second batch of about 44 tests was conducted, seven more cases were detected,” he said.

The Ghana Health Service has meanwhile made changes in its traveling protocols at the Kotoka International Airport.


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