The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia will on Monday, March 1, 2021 be the first to publicly receive shots of the newly arrived COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana.
The two leaders will take the jab together with their wives, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Samira Bawumia respectively to boost public confidence in the safety and efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine that have been approved for use to slow the spread of the virus in Ghana.
President Akufo announced this during his 24th COVID-19 address to Ghanaians on Sunday.
He said the vaccination will take place at two separate health facilities for both families.
“As your President, I want to assure you that the vaccine is safe. That is why tomorrow, on Monday, 1st March, ahead of the commencement of the vaccination programme on Tuesday, 2nd March, my wife the First Lady, the Vice President, his wife the Second Lady, and I will take the vaccine publicly at two health facilities in Accra,” Nana Addo indicated