17,000 Health Workers To Get Covid-19 Vaccine In Northern Region

Dr. Hilarius A.K. Abiwu

The Deputy Northern Regional Health Director, Dr. Hilarius A.K. Abiwu, has disclosed to DGN Online that about 17,000 health workers in the Northern region have been targeted for vaccination tomorrow March 26, 2021.

According to him, the targeted health workers comprise of staff from public and private health facilities.

Dr. Abiwu said the national team budgeted for 38 vaccinators, adding that each vaccinator is to vaccinate 80 staff per day for five days.

He assured health workers in the region that Ghana Health Service has enough vaccine to cater for all.

He encouraged all health workers in the region to partake in the vaccination exercise.

“The vaccine as far as we know is safe and is the surest way to get our lives back to normal and to be more confident in providing routine health care to our clients without fear for our own lives.”

The Deputy Health Director urged the health workers to disregard the fear mongering, misinformation, accept the vaccine and always refer to trusted sources such as GHS and WHO for credible information on the vaccine.

FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale