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President, Vice and spouses to take COVID-19 vaccine publicly Today

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will today, March 1, 2021, be the first to publicly receive shots of the newly arrived COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana.

The two leaders will take the jab together with their wives, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Samira Bawumia respectively to boost public confidence in the safety and efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine that has been approved for use to slow the spread of the virus in Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo announced this during his 24th COVID-19 address to Ghanaians on Sunday.

He said the vaccination will take place at two separate health facilities for both families.

On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, other key public officials including the Speaker and Members of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Superior Court of Judicature, Chairperson and Members of the Council of State, the Chief of Staff and senior officials at the Office of the President will take the jab publicly.

The rest are prominent personalities like some Eminent Clergy, the National Chief Imam, the Asantehene, the Ga Mantse, and some media practitioners.

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