"Taking The Vaccine Will Not Alter Your DNA" - Akufo-Addo Assures Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that taking the much-talked-about covid-19 vaccine will not alter their DNA.

According to him, it will not embed a tracking device in your body, neither will it cause infertility in women or in men.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, he said "Fellow Ghanaians, I know there are still some who continue to express doubts about the vaccine, others have expressed reservations about its efficacy, with some taking sides with conspiracy theorists who believe the vaccine has been created to wipe out the African race"

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President Akufo-Addo also added that he together with Vice President, Dr. Bawumia and their spouses will on Monday take the vaccine publicly at two (2) health facilities in Accra.

"Key public officials such as the Speaker and Members of Parliament, the Chief Justice and Justices of the Superior Court of Judicature, Chairperson and Members of the Council of State, the Chief of Staff and senior officials at the Office of the President, and prominent personalities like some Eminent Clergy, the National Chief Imam, the Asantehene, the Ga Mantse, and some media practitioners will also, on Tuesday, take the jab publicly. This is being done because the vaccine will help protect us against the impact of COVID-19 on our health. It is also a major catalyst to restoring livelihoods and the national economy to the robust level it belongs." he noted.

He however explained that the country's domestic regulatory agency, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), one of the most reputable in Africa and in the world, has certified the safe use of the vaccine.

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President Akufo-Addo hinted that it will not do so if it had any reservations about the safety of the vaccine, adding he has gone on record as saying that no vaccine will be deployed in the country for use without the express certification of the FDA.

He encouraged faith-based groups, civil society, media and all Ghanaians to support the public education campaign associated with the exercise.

"We need all hands-on deck to make this a success" he added.

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It is emerging that President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Bawumia and their spouses will have their covid-19 vaccine intake aired live on television.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith