BA: Ghana Health Service To Introduce IPV On 1st June

The Ghana Health Service will from 1st June 2018 introduce the inactivated polio vaccines (IPV) at the various child health clinics across the country.

Speaking in an interview with Ark FM news reporter, Rosemond Kissiwaa, the Regional Health Promoter at the Brong Ahafo Regional Health Directorate, Madam Ama Gyankomaa Esirifi, she revealed that, the vaccines will be given to babies at 14 weeks old.

She explained that, the vaccine has been develop to combat polio in Ghana and it would be piloted across the country.

Madam Esirifi also urged parents especially mothers to attend immunization programs and ensure that their children receive all vaccines that they need to protect them from childhood killer diseases.

She also revealed that research conducted has shown that from the year 2008 till now the country has not recorded any cases of polio in the country however they have not relaxed on the search for polio since it is assumed that someone might have it but has not reported it to any health center therefore the quest to eradicate polio is still ongoing.

By: Rosemond Kissiwaa/Ghana/107.1 Ark FM

News Reporter

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