H.E. Pres. Nana Akufu-Addo

Since Nana Addo took his vaccine, marking the beginning of the national COVID-19 vaccination program, there has been mixed reactions from a cross section of Ghanaians regarding whether or not the nurse who administered the vaccine needed to wear gloves.

However, the United Nations Children Education Fund, UNICEF in Ghana has congratulated the President for taking the initiative to be the first to be vaccinated. In a post on UNICEF’s wall, the organization made reference to the President’s promise during his last address to the nation last on Sunday.

Below is the post

We commend H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and H.E. the First Lady, Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo, for leading by example and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

As H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo said, “It is important that I set the example to show you that the vaccine is safe by being the first person to receive it so that everyone in Ghana can feel comfortable about taking the vaccine. It is important that everyone is vaccinated.”

After the President had been vaccinated, the First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufu-Addo and the Vice President H.E. Dr. Bawumia also took their turns to get vaccinated. Nana Addo in an address to the nation on Sunday evening, assured the citizenry that the Covax vaccines are safe and because of that he will be the first person to take it.