[ 2012-04-25 ]
Ghana Health Service to introduce two new vaccines
The Ghana Health Service is to introduce two new
vaccines for routine immunization with effect from
next May to help protect children against
pneumonia and diarrhea.
Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, Nkoranza Municipal
Director of Health Service, said nursing mothers
would be required to send their new born babies
and children to health facilities to be
She was speaking at a one day training workshop on
the administration of the vaccines for 30
community health nurses and field technicians from
the 10 health facilities in the municipality.
The vaccine against pneumonia is known as
Pneumococcal and that for diarrhea called
Rotavirus, she said.
Madam Ibrahim said the pneumonia vaccine could
also help in fighting other infant diseases such
as ear infection and meningitis, whilst the
Rotavirus would also check diarrhea and
dehydration in young children.
Source - GNA
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