COVID-19 vaccination is not a sign of the end time – Reverend Minister

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The COVID-19 vaccination is not a sign of biblical end time prophecy, the Reverend Seth Twum-Barimah, the Chairman of the Dormaa Central Local Council of Churches said on Wednesday.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Bono Region, the Reverend Minister who confirmed taking his vaccination, advised Ghanaians and Christians in particular to disregard such sermons, and take the vaccines to protect themselves and people around them.

He said the council had held a joint meeting with the Municipal Security Committee, the Health Directorate in that regard, and urged everybody to ignore such sermons as well as the general myths and theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rev Twum-Barimah said the council was unhappy that some people were peddling misinformation, misconception and lies about the viral disease, thereby making many people reluctant to take the vaccine.

“So far we have not received any complaints of any pastor or member of the council peddling such unfortunate and unacceptable misinformation”, he said, and admitted the situation was challenging.

“Not all the churches in the Dormaa-Ahenkro and its environs have registered with the council and we can’t force them to do so because the 1992 Constitution guarantees everyone freedom of worship and association”, Rev Twum-Barimah said, adding that, “we do counsel those who err in the ministry”.

While calling for an intensified public education on the vaccination exercise, the Reverend Minister cautioned the clergy engaged in such misinformation to stop the practice.

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