Coronavirus vaccine is %100 safe; that was why I took it publicly – Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has on Tuesday assured Ghanaians of the safety in taking the coronavirus vaccine, and also says all circulating rumours and conspiracy theories mdt be disregard.

Mr Mahama and his wife, Lordina Mahama wwre amongst the prominent dignitaries who received the vaccine today at the Police Hospital in Accra.

Following his vaccination, he took to Facebook and said: “Lordina and I this morning took our COVID-19 vaccine at the Police Hospital in Accra. I agreed to take the vaccine publicly, to encourage and assure all Ghanaians that the vaccines are safe.”

“As a former Ambassador for the GAVI Alliance, I can confidently say that vaccines are useful in preserving our health. Ghanaians must, therefore, disregard all the rumours about the vaccine,” he said.

As promised by the government, Ghana rolled out it’s mass vaccination exercise against virus today, Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Some 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country last week for the vaccination exercise.

The exercise is taking place in 43 districts with high infection rates.

They include 25 in the Greater Accra Region, 16 in the Ashanti Region, and two in the Central Region.

The first batch of people to be vaccinated include healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying medical conditions, persons 60 years and above, and frontline members of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary.