Presidential Advisor on Health Dr. Nsiah Asare has given a clear indication that the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Adodo will be the first Ghanaian to receive the jab of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Ghana this morning received 600,000 of the COVID-19 vaccines at a short ceremony held at the Kotoka International Airport.
The Advisor on health who spoke to Accra-based TV3 said “President Akufo-Addo will be the first to be vaccinated. This is to assure Ghanaians that the vaccine re safe and any other reactions like headache, dizziness, or pains are all usual with every vaccination”.
He used the opportunity to encourage the people of Ghana to do away with the conspiracy theories and ensure that they receive their jabs in order to keep them safe.
“We encourage everyone to avail themselves for the vaccine. It is safe and we want other Ghanaian abroad to also put out their videos to encourage others in Ghana”.
Dr. Nisiah Asare said the government intends to introduce apps and call centers for booking and monitoring of the exercise.
Meanwhile, the Information Minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that the vaccines will be deployed to the various health facilities on March 2.
A statement from the Information Ministry aid “The first segment of the population that will receive from the 600,000 doses will be health workers, adults 60 years and over, people with underlying health conditions, frontline executive, legislature, judiciary and their related staff, frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers, teachers and other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya West and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.
“A similar segmented population in the Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality will also be covered.”