All government and public agencies, including Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), are to strictly enforce a ‘no vaccination, no entry’ policy at their premises from tomorrow, Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The staff of those organisations, as well as visitors, will be expected to show proof of vaccination by producing their vaccination cards before being allowed into those premises.

The new directive forms part of measures at controlling the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and help improve the vaccination exercise in the country.

Ministry of Health leads the charge

Ahead of that mandatory vaccination policy coming into effect, the Ministry of Health has demonstrated its leadership in the sector by directing that only people vaccinated are allowed into its head office from today, Monday, January 4, 2022.

Under the directive, everybody entering the MoH building for whatever purpose, including staff of the ministry, must show their vaccination cards before being allowed access.

Explaining the directive to the Daily Graphic, the Minister of Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, said as the government agency at the forefront of health delivery, it was critical that it led by example.

“Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, everybody entering the Ministry of Health building must be vaccinated before they are admitted. Valid vaccination cards will be, therefore, required for entry,” he said.
He said very soon the date on which the vaccine mandatory protocols would come into effect would be announced and called on all stakeholders, particularly the media, to be advocates, defenders and supporters of the protocols because they were being introduced solely in the interest of public health.

Mandatory vaccination

Mr. Agyeman-Manu further indicated that the ministry was doing all it could to ensure that at least 20 million people, required to reach herd immunity, were covered in the vaccination exercise.

He said the policy of mandatory vaccination was expected to start with selected groups of people, including all workers in government institutions, all commercial drivers and patrons of selected events.

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