Ghana: Government to introduce cholera vaccines next year

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Two new cholera vaccines to be introduced by government next year as

a way of saying never again will the disease kill more than 150

persons and infected over 17,000 this year alone.

The vaccines namely Shankol and Dukoral would be used to fight the

disease in areas where people are prone to the disease especially in


Speaking at a vaccination workshop in Dodowa, Director of Public

Health of the Ghana Health Services, Dr Badu Sarkodie, said the

vaccines once administered on someone, could work effectively for up

to five years.

He noted that although the World Health Organisation had given the

indication of supplying Ghana with about 100,000 vaccines, Ghana had

asked for two million doses in its quest to fight it effectively.

He intimated that Government would also make available some Ebola

vaccines in the country next year.

However, the Ebola vaccines would be targeted at health professionals

and officials at the border posts since their exposure to the disease

is higher.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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