The public witnessed the live broadcast when the first families of the country took their Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday, and today, Ga Mantse, Otumfour Osei Tutu, Ex-president John Dramani Mahama among other dignitaries have been immunized from the COVID-19 virus.
As a way of easing the fears of the public against the Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine, exemplary steps are being taken by leaders in the country. The flag bearer of the opposition party, ex-president John Dramani Mahama and his wife took their vaccination at the Police hospital in Accra today. The Supreme ruler of the Greater Accra indigenes also partook in the exercise and in the Manhyia palace, the Ashanti king was not left out of the “leadership by example exercise”.
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A lot of Ghanaians had mentioned their doubts about the vaccines on social media as they believe the AstraZeneca jab is meant to erase the black race. The president has assured that the vaccines are safe and meant to protect the people of Ghana indicating that the vaccination activities which started yesterday are meant to prove the vaccine’s efficacy.
The AstraZeneca vaccine was declared safe for use by the Food and Drugs Authority. The president mentioned in his last address to the nation that he hopes the country will be able to produce its own vaccines and has set up a committee with Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the former minister for environment, Science and Technology, and Innovation as the chairman to head the course.
Source: Jean Aryee | Hbtvghana.com