Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that the country will benefit from the newly-developed Covid-19 Vaccine.
The President made this announcement in his 20th address to the nation which aired Sunday night, December 20, 2020, on the mearsures that are been taken to help cut the spread of the novel CoronaVirus.
According to him, he is very much aware as to the fear of the citizens relating to the safety of the newly-developed vaccines, adding that the Government will ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines to be deployed in the country are safe and effective.
“Fellow Ghanaians, the recent news of emergency approvals of COVID-19 vaccines, by the Food and Drugs Administration of the United States of America, and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the United Kingdom, provide considerable optimism and hope for the world in our battle to defeat the pandemic.
“Ghana, I assure you, is not going to be left behind in having access to the vaccines. I am aware of the anxieties relating to the safety and efficacy of newly-developed vaccines. The government will ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines to be deployed in the country are effective and are safe. To this end, I have put together a team of experts, from the relevant institutions and agencies, who are working assiduously towards the procurement and deployment of vaccines in Ghana. The briefings held by the Ministry of Information will keep the nation updated on this matter.” – he said.
He then went on to urge the citizens to always observe the COVID-19 safety protocols to ensure the spread of the pandemic is well contained as we approach the Christmas festivities.
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