H1N1 Vaccines Finally Arrive in Ghana
Head of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, has confirmed the arrival of the vaccines for H1N1 type A virus, otherwise known as Swine Flu.
The vaccines, became urgently necessary after four students of the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) died and many more hospitalised after contracting the viral influenza.
Confirming the developments, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, says the GHS in the Ashanti Region would see to it that the students KUMACA are vaccinated before school breaks for Christmas.
“We are aware it has arrived and we are doing everything possible to take delivery and once that is through, we will start vaccinating the students immediately,” he said.
The vaccines were expected to arrive in the country over the weekend but delayed.
Meanwhile, a disinfection exercise bent on riding the school environment of pathogens and bacteria that cause viral influenza and other diseases is currently underway in the school.
The exercise which started last week has seen classrooms, dormitories, assembly and dining halls, as well as bathrooms of the school, disinfected.
Mr. Felix Danso, Managing Director of Pathos AIB Limited, who are undertaking the disinfecting exercise have assured their activities would have no side effect whatsoever on the students and their teachers.