Ghana President Clears Covid-19 Vaccine Fears By Being the First Recipient
President Nana and his wife together with the second-in-command and his wife too were taking the vaccine as a public assurance that the vaccine was safe.
Ghanaian head of state Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday received his Covid-19 jab, making him the initial beneficiary. Speaking about his decision to get the shot, President Akufo stated that he wanted to clear any doubts surrounding the jab.
He insisted that nothing called for alarm regarding the dose, calling upon all Ghana citizens to consider joining the vaccination list.
"Everybody in Ghana should feel comfortable about taking the vaccine...," urged President Nana adding that they wished to reach all citizens.
Shortly after the president got his shot, his wife Rebecca Akufo took hers. A few minutes later, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife also took the vaccine to assure the public of its safety.
VP Mahamudu Bawumia called upon the citizens to desist from being swayed by false theories surrounding the vaccines. He urged all to consider taking the dose for their own safety and the good of the economy.
Ghana received 0.6 million AstraZeneca vaccines a week ago, with the mass vaccination scheduled to kick-off across the country's 43 epicentres.