President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that the AstraZeneca vaccines which was recently brought to the country is safe.
Contrary to widely held claims that the vaccines were intended to kill Africans and cause diseases, President Akufo-Addo said, the vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in Ghana and are deemed safe.
“FDA, one of the most reputable in Africa and in the world, has certified the safe use of the vaccine. It will not do so if it had any reservations about the safety of the vaccine, and I have gone on record as saying that no vaccine will be deployed in the country for use without the express certification of the FDA.”
Addressing the nation on the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana on Sunday, February 28, Akufo-Addo said, “We are the first country in the world be the recipient of vaccines from the COVAX facility. I want to express my appreciation to members of the COVID-19 taskforce which I chair and to officials of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for this commendable feat.
“The vaccine deployment plan we submitted to the WHO was well received. We are grateful also, naturally to the managers of the COVAX facility.
“Taking the vaccine will not alter your DNA, it will not embed a tracking device in your body, neither will it cause infertility in women or in men. As your President, I want to assure you that the vaccine is safe,” Akufo-Addo stressed.