Ghana, the first country to receive COVAX vaccines last month, began its mass vaccination drive on Tuesday.
600,000 doses of Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccines are being given to frontline health workers, security personnel, people aged over 60 and those with pre-existing conditions.
To ensure that Ghanaians are convinced to get jabbed, President Nana Akufo-Addo, his wife and other top officials received their jabs on Monday. Despite the gesture, some are still skeptical.
“I don’t want to take the vaccine because I don’t know from where the medicine comes from so I can’t put my life in danger for whatever because we don’t know where the medicine is coming from,” a local resident, who gave his name as only Emmanuel told Africanews.
“For me, I would not take the COVID-19 vaccine because I’ve not had enough education about it. That’s why I’m not ready to take (it),” another resident called Olivia said.
The country so far has recorded 84,349 cases including 78,443 recovered and 611 deaths.