The National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has joined other high-profile personalities across the country to take the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
He called on the populace for their cooperation to defeat the Covid-19 disease in the country by coming out to receive the vaccine.
Shiekh Sharubutu together with other notable personalities across the country, including President Nana Akufo, former President John Mahama, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, publicly took the vaccine to reassure the populace of the safety of the vaccine and encourage the citizenry to eschew and treat the many conspiracy theories about the vaccine with the contempt it deserves.
The National Chief Imam was joined by other Islamic clerics and his two wives to receive the jab at his residence in Accra on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
After taking his injection and the vaccination card, Sheikh Sharubutu called on the Muslim community to submit themselves to health officials and take the vaccine in their own interest.
“This vaccine is God’s mercy to mankind and a solution to this pandemic which has affected humanity, cooperate and take this vaccine so that together, we can help eradicate this disease by the grace of Allah.”
According to the government it is aiming to immunise about 20 million Ghanaians by the end of the year in an elaborate vaccination programme aimed at winning the war against the coronavirus that has resulted in the death of close hundreds of thousands and derailed the global economy.
Former President John Mahama after taking his vaccine announced that African and Ghanaians in particular should not be pessimistic about vaccines.
He said ”it is due to vaccines that today our children don’t get mumps, yaws and measles, smallpox and polio and all those sicknesses.
‘So vaccines are somethings that are useful to preserve our health and so I think that people should discard all these rumours about the vaccine and take it.”
By: Edwin Abanga