The Ghana Medical Association has dissociated itself from the group of doctors kicking against mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
In a statement, the GMA said the stance of the doctors was flawed and “based on skewed data.”
11 doctors have petitioned President Akufo-Addo requesting that the nationwide vaccination programme to fight the coronavirus pandemic be put on hold.
According to the experts, the risks connected with these vaccines outweigh the possible benefits, if any, based on the data gathered thus far.
In their petition dated Monday, January 10, 2022, the doctors, who call themselves as Concerned Ghanaian Doctors, cited how the UK and Israel are still battling with the virus despite a high vaccination rate of their respective populations.
But the GMA contends that the content of the petition “does not in any way reflect the situation of COVID-19 in Ghana.”
It said the petition was “misleading, unfortunate, and not based on available local and international scientific data.”
Find the full statement below: