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Covid-19 vaccine: President Akufo-Addo to receive first jab

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will become the first person in Ghana to get the jab as part of a mass vaccination programme in the country.

This is according to Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Presidential Advisor on Health.

He said the First Gentleman of the land will take the vaccine to build confidence in the Ghanaian about the safety of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines which arrived in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

“Any other reactions like headache, dizziness, or pains are all usual with every vaccination,” Dr Nsiah-Asare added.

So far, Ghana has recorded over 80,000 cases and about 580 lives claimed by the virus which has caused the global scourge.

The Presidential Advisor on Health stated it would be in the interest of the country, for Ghanaians to avail themselves to be vaccinated when that opportunity came.

He also urged Ghanaians abroad to film themselves taking the Covid-19 vaccine to help build public confidence in the vaccines.

Dr Nsiah-Asare’s comments come on the back of numerous polls finding many Ghanaians are skeptical about getting a Covid-19 vaccine, potentially jeopardizing Ghana vaccination efforts to control the pandemic.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams

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