Ghana Health Service To Replace Oral Polio With Injectable Vaccines

The Ghana Health Service in the Ashanti region is replacing all oral administered polio vaccines with injectable ones.

The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) is expected to ease the side effects experienced by children who take the oral vaccines.

Over 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.According to Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, the Ashanti Regional GHS Director, the IPV is more effective than the OPV, which was being used previously.

“So, in terms of the safety profile, what we are introducing now is better and safer than what we’ve been using previously which is the oral vaccine,” he told the media at a press conference held on Monday, 28 May 2018 in Kumasi.

Source: Ghana/