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MPs to take Covid booster jabs before sitting resumes

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The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has disclosed that Parliament intends to undertake a Covid-19 booster vaccination exercise for MPs before they resume sitting on January 25.

He indicated that this is to help contain the infection and spread of the deadly virus within the corridors of the house.

Mr. Bagbin made this known in a letter dated 6th January 2022 to inform President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo about his trip to Dubai for medical review.

He said, “Prior to the resumption of the House, Parliament intends to undertake a Covid-19 (Booster) vaccination exercise for Honorable Members of Parliament and Officers of the Parliamentary Service as part of measures to contain the infection and spread of the coronavirus disease within the Parliamentary precinct, particularly in the wake of the spike in infections as well as the new wave of the omicron variant of the disease.”

Furthermore, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) had said it would soon begin administering Covid-19 booster shots to deal with the virus.

According to Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General(GHS), as quoted by The GNA, ‘the Service has developed a booster policy which would soon be made known to the public.’

He said the policy would indicate the category of persons who qualify to receive boosters and the type to be administered.

“We have gone through and completed the needed processes for giving boosters and we will soon announce this. It may cover children within a particular age group, certain categories of people and that may also include pregnant women and the type of vaccines they can take,” he said.