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Update from the United Kingdom – the vaccines are working very well

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posted on 05.10.2021, 10:58 by Michael HeadMichael Head

There have been poor-quality articles shared around social media platforms in Ghana around the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the UK. They suggest vaccine failure. This is incorrect. The vaccines are working extremely well, and the official UK data provides reassurance around factors such as safety and reductions in hospitalization and death.


This brief is aimed at health-related stakeholders in Ghana. This includes, but is not exclusive to, colleagues in the Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Health, and public health, policy and academic units.

The aim is to inform thinking around the vaccine rollout, with considerations about how to best counter hesitancy. The evidence base is presented, with further personal reflections by the author.

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