Akufo-Addo allay fears of Ghanaians over Covid-19 vaccination side effects


Nana Akufo-Addo in his 24th address of the nation on the covid-19 pandemic has allayed fears of many Ghanaians who have fallen for some conspiracy theories by some people who believe it is intended to wipe out the African race.

According to Akufo-Addo, he and his wife, vice president Bawumia and his wife and other state officials will tomorrow, 1st March take the vaccine in two separate hospitals in Accra to repose confidence in Ghanaians who have several reservations about the vaccine.

Ghana is the first country to be recipients of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility and has been declared safe by the Food and Drugs Authority in Ghana which is aimed at targeting 20 million Ghanaians by the end of the year.

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The vaccination will be carried out in four groups. Group 1 is categorised as people most at risk and frontline officials which includes healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying health conditions, persons 60 years and above and frontline members of the executive, legislature and judiciary.

Group 2 includes other security personnel, workers of Ghana Water Company, teachers and students, fuel station attendants, farmers and caterers, workers of telecommunication service providers, media, transport services, Police, armed forces, prison services, immigration services, National fire service, CEPS, and members of the executive, legislature and judiciary.

The third group consists of the rest of the general public that is all persons over 18 years except pregnant women. The last group will include persons below the age of 18 and pregnant mothers. However, special arrangements will be made for people with disabilities who fall within the group.


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