Former President John Mahama and his wife, Lordina Mahama, this morning took a shot of the recently acquired AstraZeneca vaccine.
He is the latest to join a list of the country’s leaders to take the jab in a bid to allay fears among the populace, after President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia availed themselves to be vaccinated yesterday.
Mr Mahama urged Ghanaians to do well and be vaccinated since that is the surest way of breaking the chain of infection in the country.
“All Ghanaians should avail themselves for the vaccine,” he urged after taking the vaccine at the Police Hospital in Accra Tuesday morning.
Ghana received the Indian made vaccine last Thursday, making it the first African country to do so.
As the vaccination exercise begins today, March 2, 2021, persons who are targeted in the interim are health workers, adults 60 years and over, people with underlying health conditions, frontline executive, legislature, judiciary and their related staff.
The others are frontline security personnel, some religious leaders, essential workers, teachers and other personalities in Greater Accra Metro including Awutu Senya West and Awutu Senya East in the Central Region.
According to a Graphic report, a similar segmented population in the Greater Kumasi Metro and Obuasi municipality in the Ashanti Region will also be covered.