Ghana will receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines today, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, government announced in a statement.
“The Government of Ghana will on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, receive the first batch of the Coronavirus vaccine at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra,” the statement said.
It added: “The Minister for Health-designate, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu (MP) will lead a government delegation to receive the vaccine at 7:00 am.”
Meanwhile, an Immunologist at Noguchi Dr. Kwadwo Asamoah has assured Ghanaians about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine being expected in the country this week.
He said the vaccines are safe and have proven efficiency in the fights against the deadly virus.
“Almost everybody should feel safe to take the vaccine but if you’re in doubt, talk to your doctor who knows your medical history. One thing that we have to be clear is that the side effects we’re talking about are in most vaccines. It’s all a sign that your body is responding and there’s no cause for alarm.
“It’s very important to educate people on the vaccine because if we don’t vaccinate a large number of people, it will be in vain. There’s nothing that doesn’t have any side effects. As I mentioned, it’s not just for #COVID19 vaccines. It’s true that the vaccine will change your immune system but it’s changing it for the better,” he told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Tuesday.