April 10, 2021  by CONAHS IT Unit

Staff and students of CONAHS received vaccination against COVID-19 as part of the first rollout of the National Vaccination programme. Arrangements have been made for staff and students of the college from March 22nd to April 9th 2021. Due to the large number of student body, the vaccination date had to be extended as such.

This phase of the rollout has prioritized frontline health workers, highly exposed persons and population at risk of the coronavirus. The exercise will also cover students in their clinical and final year as well.

According to the principal, Mr. Valentine Ayanba, these arrangements were necessary because most departments, staff are playing various roles in the fight against the pandemic.

He, however expressed concerns about the use of social media to misinform people of the negative consequence on the vaccination exercise. He said, the vaccination is nothing to worry about.

After taking his shot, the principal said he felt Okay and that there was nothing scary about the exercise. He asked that much education on the subject be given to disabuse the minds of Ghanaians on the vaccines. He encouraged staff and students to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Administrator, Mr. Braimah Seidu, who also received the vaccine encouraged all teaching and Non-teaching staff of the college to participate in the exercise and continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols.

Head of the ICT Unit, Mr. Eric Adenankye added that there is still much more to know about the vaccine and how it works. For example, the duration for antibody protection against the virus is one of the areas to fully ascertain. Hence, the college management has asked that COVID-19 testing team to monitor individual staff and student who take the vaccine to determine whether persons vaccinated produce antibodies. Students are also encouraged to report to management if they experience any strange reaction.

Mr. Opoku Yeboah Agyeman, who is the acting head of NACONM COVID-19 team organized staff and students and sensitized them on the need to participate in this exercise and ensuring they all take the Vaccine. He assured them that the vaccine has been vetted and approved by the required regulatory bodies, international and local, and has proven to be safe and that approval has been given for emergency use.

Head of COVID-19 TEAM