Two cases of polio have been recorded in the Ashanti Region as at the second week of February this year
Health Authorities are currently assessing the risk factors for management.
“Ghana was doing well with no polio outbreaks but we have started recording some new cases which we are not taking lightly so we are starting the Inactivated Polio Mass Vaccination to help curb further outbreaks in the country,” Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang noted.
He explained that the nationwide Inactivated Polio Vaccination which starts on Wednesday is to help reduce an outbreak of polio
About 446,874 children born between 2016 and March 2018 are expected to be given the injectable vaccine for the one week exercise
The Regional Health Director said the oral vaccination for the Type 2 Polio is ineffective hence the introduction of the injectable
He asked mothers to avail their children for the vaccination
“Fortunately in Ghana mothers have always welcomed vaccination but we have started an awareness campaign on the change from the oral to injectable vaccination so we are encouraging all mothers to avail their children born between 2016 and March 2018 for the exercise
The Inactivated Polio vaccination starts from 19 to February 25
By Beatrice Spio-Garbrah | 3news.com