President Nana Akufo-Addo and First lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo have taken the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in a bid to boost confidence among the general public.
This follows the spread of various myths and conspiracies about the Indian-made vaccines which were delivered to Ghana last week Wednesday.
Addressing citizens after his inoculation at the 37 Military Hospital yesterday, He stated that his decision to take the jab before anyone in the country intends to assure the population that the Vaccines are safe.
“We all had a very difficult time this last year. Scientists in the world have found what could you be a permanent antidote to this…it is important that I set the example that this vaccine is safe by being the first to have it so that everyone in Ghana can feel comfortable about taking the vaccine,” he assured.
The President was in the company of the first lady of the republic, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. She took the AstraZeneca Vaccines at the same hospital.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and the second lady, Samira Bawumia also presented themselves at the Police Hospital in Accra for the vaccination exercise.
Dr. Bawumia further encouraged the general public to avail themselves to take the vaccines.
“We ask for your patience and we ask for your cooperation as we go but please do not listen to the naysayers who want to spread conspiracy theories about this vaccine. As the president said last night, it is not going to change your DNA or have all these effects that they are talking about in the conspiracy theories. Please this is to protect the health of persons in Ghana. It is to protect all of us and protect our economy so that we move forward,” he stated.
Other government personalities are expected to take the COVID-19 vaccines from today onward in the perspective to enhance confidence among citizens.