Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, (MP for North Tongu) has indicated that he will publicly take his COVID-19 vaccine jab when it arrives in the country.
He has therefore advised all Ghanaians to also take the vaccine when it arrives.
“As MP for North Tongu, I am absolutely ready for the COVID-19 vaccine when it gets to my turn. I look forward to publicly receiving the jab.”
“I urge all my constituents and other compatriots to do same.”
He also believes Ghanaian scientists can do more and has urged the public to also believe in them.
“Let us all do our best to boldly confront vaccine hesitancy. It is time to develop more confidence in our scientists and ignore the conspiracy theorists.”
Later this week, Ghana is expected to receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to commence the vaccination process.
The AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines are the ones that have been approved by experts for use in Ghana even though there has been scepticism expressed by some portion of the population.
Comments that have been monitored by Africa Articles on social media, radio and TV revealed that some people are open to receiving the vaccine jabs while others are against it due to misinformation or disinformation.
The government of Ghana plans to vaccinate 20 million people.
According to the Minister-Designate for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, public sensitisation campaigns would be carried out by the Local Government Service, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, National Commission for Civic Education and Information Services Department to educate the public on the vaccination.
Because of priority the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions would receive the vaccines due to the high number of cases in these respective places.