MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said he would take the Covid-19 vaccine jab publicly when it gets to his turn.
“I look forward to publicly taking my Covid-19 jab. As MP for North Tongu, I urge all my constituents and other compatriots to do same.
Let us all do our best to boldly confront vaccines hesitancy. It is time to develop more confidence in our scientists and ignore the conspiracy theorists.
Please help reach out to all anti-vaxxers with the obliviously compelling scientific evidence and let’s defeat Covid-19 together.
The former Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto pledge followed reports that Ghana was expecting the first batch of the Covid-19 vaccines in the country this week.
The country is one of the 145 countries of the UN-led COVAX facility earmarked to take delivery of 2.4million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII).
Over 200 million dollars is being spent to procure the vaccines, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) revealed.
President Akufo-Addo’s advisor on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare said no Ghanaian would pay a dime before taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
This emergency authorisation was captured in a press statement by the Russian government which states the Ghana government had ” granted an emergency authorisation” of the vaccine, Reuters News Agency reported. Ghana has 80,253 cases of the virus and 577 deaths.
The country has 6,658 active cases of the infection, according to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service.
By Kweku Aftown