Wednesday , October 17 2018 11:37 pm
Home / Health / Swine Flu Vaccination To Begin

Swine Flu Vaccination To Begin

The Ministry of Health has disclosed that it will begin distribution of vaccines to prevent the spread of the H1N1 Influenza Type A that has claimed the lives of students at the Kumasi Academy School in the Ashanti Region.

The disease has already killed four students with several others on admission. The outbreak heightened fears that students may carry the virus home as they leave school for the Christmas holidays.

However, the Ministry has assured Ghanaians that the vaccination programme will begin before vacation.

Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry, Robert Cudjoe told the media on Thursday that the vaccines arrived around 7:50pm Wednesday.

He said there would be a meeting on Friday in Kumasi Academy where the outbreak started.

In addition to the vaccine – Tamiflu – other drugs used in treating the disease are expected to be administered to the scores of students already being managed.

By: classfmonline.com

Check Also

Ghana Records 2 Cases Of Dengue Fever In 2 Children

A research conducted by a group of researchers at the West Africa Centre of Cell …

Government To Build 21 Hospitals To Tackle ‘Health Crisis’ – Health Minister

Government is undertaking ten projects that will see the construction of some 21 hospitals across …

NDC supporters Stone Agyeman-Manu Over ‘Mahama Project

Supporters of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Ajumako in the Central Region, …

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: