The National House of Chiefs has made a passionate plea to the citizenry to embrace the soon-to-be rolled out Coronavirus vaccination exercise.

The House’s appeal, which was contained in a statement, comes to boost the confidence of Ghanaians ahead of the nationwide vaccination plan.

“We strongly appeal to everybody to avail themselves for the upcoming immunization exercise”, the Chiefs urged.

The traditional rulers commended the government for the giant step taken and its rapid response to ensuring the availability of vaccines in the country.

Nananom said despite the planned vaccination programme, there is the need for the public to ensure continuous adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines to stem the spread of infections.

Ghana has taken delivery of  600,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India via the COVAX facility.

Through the National Vaccine Deployment Plan, the population has been segmented into four to determine which section of Ghanaians get vaccinated at a particular time beginning Tuesday, March 2 to Monday, March 15, 2021.

The campaign is to be conducted in 43 districts, which are the epi-centres of the pandemic in the country.

They include 25 in Greater Accra, 16 in Ashanti, and two in the Central Region with health officials expected to give fuller details of the programme.

Already, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia have publicly received the first shots of the newly arrived COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana.

The two leaders took the jab together with their wives, Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Samira Bawumia.

Other key public officials and prominent persons have also been scheduled to be vaccinated in public.