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Otumfour, wife and other Ashanti chiefs get COVID-19 vaccination at Manhyia Palace - See Photos

MrQuesto
By MrQuesto | self meida writer
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The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has taken delivery of 150,000 doses of the COVAX COVID-19 vaccines as mass vaccination begins in 3 regions today.

Fourteen districts in the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area identified as hot spots for the disease would be the first where health professionals would be deployed to carryout the vaccination.

At a press briefing in Kumasi today, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang told journalists about the deployment plan for the vaccination.

Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II was the first to take the a jab for the vaccine at the Manhyia Palace to symbolize the commencement of the vaccination in the region, becoming the first traditional ruler to take the vaccine in Ghana.

He was flanked by a high-powered delegation of Ashanti paramount chiefs and palace royals as health professionals administered the vaccine to him.

Wife of the Asantehene, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, Mamponghene Daasebre Osei Bonsu, Mamponhemaa Nana Agyakoma Difie and a host Ashanti Paramount Chiefs and royals also lined up at the Manhyia Palace to receive the vaccines publicly.

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