Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has today, March 1, taken the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine as away to demonstrate to sections of the public that the vaccine is safe.
As part of his address on Sunday, February 28, 2021, the president noted that he would lead by example to take the shot to allay the fears and scepticism by Ghanaians toward the vaccine.
He did this in the company of the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
Ghana acquired 600,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine from India on Wednesday, February 24, becoming the first African country to do so.
The roll-out of the vaccination will be conducted in forty-three (43) districts, which are the epicentres of the pandemic in the country. They are twenty-five (25) in Greater Accra, sixteen (16) in Ashanti, and two (2) in the Central Region.
Designated persons to take the vaccine will begin the exercise on Tuesday, March 2.