Covid-19 vaccine can't make you impotent, won't implant a chip into you - Akufo-Addo

Covid-19 vaccine can't make you impotent, won't implant a chip into you - Akufo-Addo

- President Akufo-Addo says Covid-19 vaccines does not causes infertility

- Ghana has received its first batch of vaccines

- The vaccines are under the COVAX facility of the European Union

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President Akufo-Addo has revealed that Ghana’s vaccination campaign will begin from Tuesday, March 2 of 2021.

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.

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Covid-19 vaccine can't make you impotent, won't implant a chip into you - Akufo-Addo
Covid-19 vaccine can't make you impotent, won't implant a chip into you - Akufo-Addo (Stock Photo)
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Ghana receives vaccine

Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, as part of the UN-led COVAX Facility took delivery of some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII) arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on an Emirates Airlines cargo, EK787.

Sky News, a known media house in the United Kingdom has described Ghana as part of the world's poorest people in a COVID-19 related report.

In the post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the verified Instagram handle of the organization, it made the statement after 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ghana.

All over the world, Ghana was hailed for being the first country to obtain the COVAX, but Sky News decided to go on a route that has highly misrepresented the West African country.

This is not the first time a success in the African space has been marred by unfair journalistic reporting by foreign media houses.

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Previously, some top Ghanaian personalities poured their hearts out regarding an undeniably defamatory and racist report on Thomas Partey by the United Kingdom's TheSun.co.uk.

The UK Media reported that Thomas Partey enjoyed a massive welcome to Arsenal and went on to say that he had come a long way from a "poverty-stricken existence in Ghana".

The piercing unprofessional nature of the lede was toned down at the time YEN.com.gh filed this report as the existence of the talented footballer has now been described as "humble".

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