- John Mahama has also taken his turn to publicly take the vaccine to protect himself against the coronavirus
- He took the jab on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
- Mahama called on Ghanaians to disregard the conspiracy theories about the vaccine and get vaccinated
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Former President and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has also taken his turn to publicly take the vaccine to protect himself against the coronavirus.
He took the jab on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Police Hospital together with his wife, former First Lady, Lordina Mahama.
Speaking to the press present after his jab, John Mahama called on Ghanaians to disregard the many conspiracy theories the public has about the vaccine and get vaccinated.
He noted that the only way the country could win the fight against the virus is to vaccinate as many people as possible.
“I believe that all Ghanaians should avail themselves for the vaccines and indeed in Africa, we should be less hesitant about taking vaccines because all of us took vaccines when we were growing up...," he said.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, March 1, 2021, became the first person to be vaccinated after Ghana took delivery of some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
He took the jab for the COVID-19 vaccine at the 37 Military Hospital with his wife Rebecca.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumuia and his wife Samira have also taken the jab for the COVID-19 vaccine.
They took the jab at the Police Hospital about 30 minutes after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In other news, the vaccines would be administered to some groups of the public starting today, March 2, 2021.
In President Akufo-Addo's 24th COVID-19 address to the nation, he mentioned that the vaccines were going to be administered in some 43 districts which according to him have been earmarked as Epicenters.
The exercise will take off in the Greater Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan areas, which have been recording high numbers per Ghana Health Service Statistics.
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