The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, have taken the first jabs of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine publicly.
The first couple of Ghana took the vaccine at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on Monday morning, March 1, 2021.
The President had on Sunday night while delivering his 24th Covid19 update to the nation, assured Ghanaians that the vaccines were safe for use.
His address delivered from the Jubilee House, the seat of Governance in the national capital, Accra, came as Ghana prepared to deploy the 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from March 2, 2021.
Mr Akufo-Addo touched on the doubt expressed by some people concerning the vaccine and its efficacy.
According to him, no vaccine will be deployed in the country for use without the expressed certification of the FDA.
Taking the vaccine will not cause infertility in men or vaccine, he said.
Mr Akufo-Addo stressed that the vaccine was safe and that was why he and his wife, Vice President Bawumia and his wife have decided to take the vaccine publicly.
He disclosed that the Coronavirus vaccines will be administered across the 43 epicenter districts in Ghana.
He explained that 25 of the districts are in the Greater Accra Region.
According to him, 16 of the districts are in the Ashanti Region and two in the Central Region.
Meanwhile, he revealed that since his last Coronavirus update to the nation, some 191 people have died from the virus in the country.
According to him, since his update no.23 about a month ago, Coronavirus deaths in Ghana have risen to 607 as of Friday, February 27, 2021.
Mr. Akufo-Addo noted thay daily infections rate was about 400.
He said Covid19 cases have been recorded in 207 schools.
“This morning I will be taking a stand against the pandemic as I present myself, together with my husband, the President,@NAkufoAddo to receive the Covid-19 vaccine jab at the 37 Military Hospital,” the First Lady whose husband is serving his final term as President, announced.
This morning I will be taking a stand against the pandemic as I present myself, together with my husband, the President,@NAkufoAddo to receive the Covid-19 vaccine jab at the 37 Military Hospital. pic.twitter.com/NdLjHLwEh3
— Rebecca Akufo-Addo (@RAkufoAddo) March 1, 2021