President Nana Akufo-Addo and his right-hand man Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in early Monday, March 1, 2021, will receive the first shot of the COVID-19 jab live on television to guarantee the safeness of the vaccines.
Speaking in his 24th nation’s address monitored by Educationweb.com.gh, Nana Akufo-Addo said his wife the First Lady, the Vice President, his wife the Second Lady will take the vaccine publicly at 2 health facilities in Accra.
Their gesture is to encourage and motivate the about 20 million Ghanaians who are expected to be vaccinated from Tuesday to disregard conspiracy theorists that the embed a tracking device in your body and alter your DNA.
“I encourage faith-based groups, civil society, media and all Ghanaians to support the public education campaign associated with the exercise. We need all hands on deck to make this a success,” His Excellency stated.
The nationwide covid-19 vaccination exercise comes after the Republic of Ghana Wednesday, February 24, 2021, received a total of 600,000 doses of Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccines in a bid to fight the novel deadly virus.
Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Presidential Advisor on health has said just like any other vaccine, Ghanaians should expect reactions like headache, dizziness, or pains, a condition he said is normal and not a side effect of the vaccine.
“We encourage everyone to avail him or herself of the opportunity to be vaccinated. It is safe, and we want other Ghanaians abroad to also put out their videos to encourage others in Ghana,” Dr Nsiah-Asare told GNA.
Ghana’s Health Service (GHS) has said students of Senior high schools, tertiary institutions and teachers at all level from Tuesday, March 2, 2021, will also receive the covid-19 jab to slow the locally transmitted virus.