Vaccinate employers against yellow fever

Mr. Ebenezer Tetteh, Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal Disease Control Officer, has appealed to employers to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against yellow fever.

He said the vaccination campaign is aimed at protecting Ghanaians against contracting the disease.

Mr. Tetteh told GNA at Tarkwa that a research conducted revealed that 15 per cent of those infested by yellow fever developed complications out of which 50 per cent of them died.

He said this year, the country has confirmed three cases of yellow fever, and to prevent further outbreak of the disease, a mass vaccination campaign has already taken off nationwide from 22nd to 28 November in forty-three high risk district including Tarkwa Nsueam Assembly, on the theme: “Get vaccinated and be protected against yellow fever.”

Mr Tetteh said with the exception of pregnant women, persons with weak immunity above 10 years old have been targeted.

He said Tarkwa Nsueam Assembly has received 108,410 yellow fever vaccines and targeted to vaccinate 101,318 persons.

Mr Tetteh said health officers would visit schools, work places, lorry stations, and communities to ensure the success of the exercise.

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