The covid vaccine won’t ‘wipe out the African race’ BBC World Service

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As Ghana prepares to start its Covid vaccine rollout this week, President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged his people not to heed conspiracy theories casting doubt on the programme.

Mr Akufo-Addo said some doubted the efficacy of jabs, and others believed that vaccines were created to wipe out the African race, but this was untrue.

Mr Akufo and his wife are due to get their jabs on Monday, before Ghana’s mass rollout begins on Tuesday.

A second wave of Covid has killed nearly 200 Ghanaians in the past month, almost a third of the total.