Dr Omane Boamah  says compulsory vaccination in Ghana legal

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah said it will be legal for the government to embark on compulsory vaccination of the Ghanaian citizenry in the wake of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The Former Communications Minister said  “The Public Health Act allows for compulsory vaccination. It is not only legal but also an act to protect you, your family, friends and everyone. Avail yourself to be vaccinated so long as you don’t have a condition which makes it impossible for you to receive it.”

The Ghana Health Service has identified seven more persons infected with the new Omicron variant, bringing the total number of cases to 41.

The Ghana Health Service has meanwhile made changes in its traveling protocols at the Kotoka International Airport.

All persons 18 years and above arriving in Ghana from December 12 must provide proof of full vaccination.

All unvaccinated Ghanaians and residents who are currently outside Ghana and intend to return within 14 days from the midnight of December 12, 2021, which has since been extended to December 14 are exempted.