- President Akufo-Addo says he together with his wife will take the COVID-19 jab on Monday, March 1, 2021
- He added that Bawumia and his wife, Samira Bawumia would also take the jab tomorrow
- This he said would encourage others to also take the jab
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that he together with his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo would be taking the COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, March 1, 2021.
In a televised address to the nation, he added that the vice-president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and his wife, Samira Bawumia will also take the COVID-19 vaccine jab publicly.
Akufo-Addo added that some important government officials would also take the jab.
This he said would encourage the general public to go all out and take the vaccine jab without fear.
In a televised address to the nation, the president revealed that the vaccine rollout will be in three batches - the first being the executive bodies in government, the security and media.
The president also debunked some conspiracies regarding the vaccine stating it was not meant to wipe out the African race - but rather help stop the spread of the virus.
“The vaccine will not make you impotent, neither will it implant a chip in your DNA. This vaccine is to help you fight the coronavirus,” he stated.
Ghana took delivery of some 600,000 doses COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, February 22, 2021, on an Emirates Airlines cargo, EK787.
President Akufo-Addo stated that Ghana is lucky to be the first country to be a part of the 145 countries of the UN-led COVAX Facility earmarked to take delivery of 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In other news, the government has announced that it would be collaborating with Zipline and UPS to assist in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to health centres and hard to reach areas
The Ghana Health Service will deploy their delivery vans, with UPS doing the same to ensure swift delivery of the vaccines.
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