The Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer for the New Patriotic Party, Dennis Kwakwa has described his COVID-19 vaccination as “unforgettable” and called for global cooperation to end the pandemic.
Mr Kwakwa was vaccinated on Tuesday at the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), a day after Ghana began its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
“Today was an unforgettable day. I received the vaccine,” Dennis Kwakwa said in an interview with Ghanatodayonline editor Louis Gyamerah.
“The pandemic is not over. We must remain disciplined to save lives because many people have not yet been vaccinated. This will pass if we think of each other and help each other,” he added.
Mr Kwakwa has assured Ghanaians that it is safe to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
He therefore, urged Ghanaians to disregard any rumour about the vaccine and avail themselves of the vaccination.
This follows the arrival of some 600,000 doses of vaccines deployed into the country to aid in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government of Ghana Tuesday rolled out a program to commence the mass vaccination of people living in some 43 epicenter-districts in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among eligible persons for the vaccination program includes healthcare workers, frontline security personnel, persons with underlying medical conditions, persons 60 years and above, and frontline members of the executive, legislature, and judiciary.
Earlier, the president of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Frank Ankobea, cautioned that the vaccine was not a replacement for the observation of the COVID-19 protocols.
He said much as the vaccines were safe, they were not full proof of preventing the spread of the virus.
The GMA president urged Ghanaians to continue with the regular washing of hands under running water with soap, sanitize their hands and observe social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.