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GHS rubbishes AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines impotency claims

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has stated that claims about inefficacy of the AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines against the Delta variant are not true.
This comes after Head of West African Centre for cells and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) of the University of Ghana, Professor Gordon Awendare stated in an interview that the two vaccines are ineffective in fighting against the Delta variant.
“Now we have to be looking at the right vaccines. All the while, we’ve fixed on AstraZeneca and Sputnik V but we have to shift towards more of Pfizer and others which have a better chance of protecting against the variant.” Professor Awendare explained.
The Ghana Health Service however has issued a statement rubbishing the claim.
“Reports that Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines are not effective against the Delta strain of SARS-COV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) are untrue.
It also said that Public Health England has proved the viability of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
“According to Public Health England (PHE), two doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine are highly effective against hospitalization due to the Delta variant and showed no death in those vaccinated.
“The data also suggest that the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective against symptomatic disease caused by the Delta variant”, the statement confirmed.
It however failed to confirm the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine against the Delta variant.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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