Ghana to receive meningitis and swine flu vaccines by weekend - Report
The Ministry of Health is facilitating the procurement of meningitis and swine flu (H1 N1 2009) vaccines, following the outbreak in some second cycle schools, APA learns here on Friday.
The vaccines are expected to arrive in the country by the weekend, according to Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health, who is currently in Switzerland on official duties.
The report by The Finder newspaper on Friday said that Dr. Badu Sarkodie, director in charge of Public Health Division of the Ghana Health Services confirmed that the vaccines would be airlifted and would reach the nation latest by Saturday.
He noted that following the outbreak of the two viruses in some second cycle schools, leading to the death of over 20 people recently with various admission cases, the ministry decided to keep the students in school, while vaccines are imported to facilitate the curtailment of the spread.
It is expected that more than 10,000 vaccines would arrives in the country to help combat the various diseases that have high mortality rates.