President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Monday, March 1st, 2021, take the COVID-19 vaccine publicly.
The President alongside the Vice, Dr. Bawumia with their spouses, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Samira Bawumia respectively will be vaccinated at two separate health facilities.
This, the president said, is to assure Ghanaians that the AstraZeneca vaccine that has been approved for use to slow the spread of the virus in Ghana is safe.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo said this whilst delivering his 24th address on efforts made by the government in the fight against the pandemic.
“That is why tomorrow, on Monday, 1st March, ahead of the commencement of the vaccination programme on Tuesday, 2nd March, my wife the First Lady, the Vice President, his wife the Second Lady, and I will take the vaccine publicly at two (2) health facilities in Accra. Key public officials such as the Speaker and Members of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Superior Court of Judicature, Chairperson and Members of the Council of State, the Chief of Staff and senior officials at the Office of the President, and prominent personalities like some Eminent Clergy, the National Chief Imam, the Asantehene, the Ga Mantse, and some media practitioners will also, on Tuesday, take the jab publicly.”
Ghana became the first recipient of COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed by the global vaccine sharing initiative, COVAX.
The country took delivery of 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India.
The newly arrived vaccines will be deployed to designated health facilities from March 2.
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com