According to the 24th Nation's address from the President, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, the Astrazeneca vaccine was to be taken by the Ghanaian public. The arrival of the vaccine into the country has also caused a lot of stirs among some Ghanaians who may be opting not to take the vaccine despite it safety.
The vaccine, which was first taken by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, on the 1st of March, 2021 with the Veep and their respective wives was also taken by the former President John Dramani Mahama and wife on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021. Mr. John Mahama, made himself available to be screened and vaccinated. This was done to urge the public to massively take the vaccine, which is to provide some immunity in the general public. Some other personalities who took the vaccine were the Apostle Nyamekye, chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Some chief of staff, council of state members including NDCs Mr. E.T. Mensah, Dr. Emmanuel Adepa of Ridge Hospital and many others.
Four category of groups are to take the vaccines. The 1st group is the President, Vice-president and their respective wives. The 2nd group are the members of the public services, media and influential personalities including religious leaders, chiefs, some celebraties, political leaders and others. The 3rd category is the rest of the general public with the exception of children under eighteen (18) and pregnant women. The fourth group would be vaccinated at an appropriate time with a different vaccine with safe data and these are the pregnant mothers or women and children under eighteen.
Special arrangements are to be made for persons with disability to take the vaccine as well. The period of vaccination begins from 2nd of March to 15th March, 2021. Ghanaians are to make themselves available to be vaccinated for a some immunity.
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