Ghana Health Service

The Ghana Health Service in the Ashanti Region is replacing all Oral administered Polio Vaccine with inject-able Ones.

The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) is expected to ease the side effects experienced by Children who take the Oral Vaccines.

More than 200 thousand children above 14 days old are expected to benefit from the exercise which has been added to the immunization time table of the Health Service.

Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang, the Ashanti Regional Health Director, stressed that, the IPV is more effective than the other OPV which was previously used.

In terms of the safety profile, what we are introducing now is better and safer than what we have been using previously which is Oral Vaccine.

Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang ended by pleading with the public, especially, Parents and the media to advocate what the Health Ministry is introducing.

He said this in an interaction with the media in a press conference at their Regional Office in Kumasi.

By:Osei K. Peter/Newsghana.com.gh

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