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Vaccinated Persons are Immune to New COVID Variant – GHS


November 30, 2021 at 2:54 PM

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has assured that those who have already taken the COVID-19 vaccine should not be scared of being attacked by the new variant of COVID-19, 'Omicron'.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is not yet clear if Omicron causes more severe disease. Even though Ghana has not recorded any case of Omicron which was discovered in South Africa, health experts say it is important to protect our territories.

Many countries have banned flights to and from South Africa of which its President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on countries to "urgently" reverse "scientifically unjustified" travel bans linked to the discovery of the new coronavirus variant, Omicron.

In an interview with 3FM's Sunrise on Monday hosted by Alfred Ocansey, Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Kwame Amponsah-Achiano said "the vaccine can protect against the Omicron... the new variant".  

"The vaccine improves your immune system so you are better off vaccinated than not being vaccinated because those who have been vaccinated are immune. Do not fear".

Dr Amponsah-Achiano who is also the Coordinator of the vaccination exercise assured that "we have the system to detect if it is reported in Ghana".

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