President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his wife, the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo have taken the first jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The President took the jab at about 9:25am on Monday, March 1, 2021 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
As part of his address on Sunday, February 28, 2021, the president noted that he would lead by example to take the shot to allay the fears and scepticism by Ghanaians toward the vaccine.
Ghana acquired 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India on Wednesday, February 24, becoming the first African country to do so.
The roll-out of the vaccination will be conducted in forty-three (43) districts, which are the epicentres of the pandemic in the country. They are twenty-five (25) in Greater Accra, sixteen (16) in Ashanti, and two (2) in the Central Region.
Designated persons to take the vaccine will begin the exercise on Tuesday, March 2.