The fight against Covid-19 will be successful if 60% of Ghanaians take Covid-19 jab, the Medical Director of the University of Education Health Directorate, Dr. Beth Offei Awuku has noted.
She said this could also be possible if misconceptions against the vaccine are eliminated through a proper public education campaign that targets rural communities.
She said not only is the public education campaign on the vaccination English centred but it also targets the elite with a little focus on local languages.
Dr. Awuku, who was addressing students of the Department of Ewe Education on the Covid-19, called on the Ghana Health Service to focus more on the use of local dialects in the vaccination campaigns.
She noted that the use of the local dialects in the vaccination campaigns could end misconceptions such as the change of the genetic code of the vaccinated and the erroneous thinking of the vaccine as the Biblical “mark” of the beast (666) by a section of Ghanaians.
She added that the use of opinion leaders such as chiefs in the campaign would also help their subjects to pay proper attention to the message of the campaign.
Raymond Kwofie, ISD