President Akufo-Addo becomes first Ghanaian to take COVID-19 Vaccine jab.


The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo became the first person in Ghana to take the COVID-19 jab together with First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo today, March 1, 2021.

They both received the first dose of the 600,000 Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility which arrived in Ghana last week Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

The mass vaccination exercise, which included a similar one by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and wife, Samira Bawumia was aimed at boosting public confidence in the new COVAX vaccine procured from India for the citizens of Ghana.

Death Toll rises to 533, with 8,216 active cases from COVID-19

The President and wife Rebecca took their vaccine jabs at the 37 Military Hospital, whiles the Vice President Dr. Bawumia and wife Samira took theirs at the Police Hospital respectively.

Below is a post sighted on President Akufo-Addo’s facebook page on Monday, March 1, 2021.

“My beautiful Rebecca and I were at the 37 Military Hospital to take the COVID-19 vaccine publicly.

The vaccine is safe, and it will help protect us against the impact of COVID-19 on our health. It is also a major catalyst to restoring livelihoods and the national economy to the robust level it belongs.” he said.

As of Friday, February 26, 2021, the total number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 5,444; the daily infection rate is 400, and 77,972 recoveries have been recorded so far.

Since the President’s last address to the nation, 191 more people have sadly succumbed to the deadly virus, bringing the number of cumulative death toll to 607, and leaving 24 critically ill in hospital.

Out of 69,350 schools in the country, 207 have reported cases of COVID-19 infections, bringing the cumulative number of active cases to 282.

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