A former Member of Parliament for Mampong in the Ashanti Region, Francis Addai-Nimoh, is encouraging Ghanaians to get the COVID-19 vaccine, especially those who continue to voice scepticism about its safety.
Ghana rolled out a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign on March 2, following receipt of the AstraZeneca drug on the COVAX platform.
President Akufo-Addo and his vice Dr Mahamud Bawumia led the charge after they got their households vaccinated earlier this week.
Some top of appointees in government and other known public figures have taken their turns to receive their jabs.
But concerns have been raised by the populace about the safety of the drug.
Adding his voice about the development on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM, Hon Addai-Nimoh commended the president and his government for taken such a bold initiative.
Allaying the fears of the populace, Mr Addai-Nimoh said: “There is no cause for alarm. The President has taken a bold step and this is highly commendable. I also believe the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has already done their work and cannot compromise the safety of this drug.”
“I will find a spot and take my jab, so should every Ghanaian”, he said adding: “But we should continue to respect the protocols to prevent any further outbreak”.
The country has been racing with time to curb the spread of COVID-19 since the country recorded its first two cases in March 12.
Already some 85,239 cases have been recorded since March 1, 2020 with 629 deaths.
Source: Daily Mail GH