The first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations in Ghana has commenced amongst top government officials, other national leaders and some frontline service providers across the country.
This comes a day after the President, Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as well as their wives publicly took the vaccine jabs.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor also took the vaccine at his home in Peduase on Tuesday.
The Health Minister-designate, Kwaku Agyeman Manu also got vaccinated earlier today at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
In the Ashanti Region, where about 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines has been dispatched to some 16 districts, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has also taken his first jab.
His wife, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, paramount chiefs from the Asante Kingdom, and the administrative staff of the Manhyia Palace have also been vaccinated.
The queen-mother for the Mampong Traditional Area, Nana Agyakoma Difie II told Citi News the vaccination process was smooth.
She urged the public to accept the vaccines and pledged to use her influence to sensitize communities within her area.
Meanwhile, security personnel detailed to the Jubilee House in Accra are also taking their jabs at the seat of government.
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