AMA staff take first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

10.Mar.2021

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has begun the vaccination of over 1000 staff against COVID-19. 

The three-day exercise which began on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, and expected to end on Friday, March 12, 2021, saw the vaccination of 191 staff at the end of the first day. 

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, before the exercise said the staff of the Assembly comes in direct contact with the public due to the services rendered hence the need to be vaccinated against the virus. 

He encouraged all staff to avail themselves and get vaccinated as part of measures to fight against the spread of the virus in the metropolis adding that the vaccine would improve immunity against contracting the virus.

"I admonish everyone to take the vaccine because it will help boost your immune system against the virus," he said.  

Head of Human Resource of the AMA, Justice Kojo Antwi who ensured smooth coordination of the vaccination exercise at City Hall admonished all staff to disregard the myths surrounding the vaccine.

The city of Accra recorded the highest number of cases and deaths during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

However, the city authorities in collaboration with other agencies have been working together to reduce and prevent further spread of the disease in the metropolis.