Parents especially mothers, have
been urged to respond swiftly and positively to the National
Immunization Day (NID), which begins today Thursday, October 16,
The Medical Assistant of the Winneba Health Centre, Mr Jerry
Nunoo, who gave the advice in an interview to the Ghana News
Agency on Wednesday at Winneba when throwing lights on the 2008
Integrated Maternal and Child Health Exercise
He said the three-day exercise would involve children under five
years and mothers who are up to eight weeks after delivery.
Mothers are also expected to be immunized against tetanus and
other communicable diseases, while children would be immunized
against the six childhood killer diseases such as polio, measles,
whooping cough, tetanus among others.
Mr Nunoo said this year's exercise, under the theme” “Healthy
Mothers and Children make a better Ghana”, was the first time
mothers were being immunized.
He said about 100 health workers made up of volunteers, trained
personnel and other para-medical staff would be stationed at vantage
points while others will move from door to door during the
programme for the exercise.
The exercise starts in a day would round between the hours of
0600 hours 1800 hours.
Mr Nunoo observed that though the campaign was a year round
exercise, it would be intensified during the three-day period to cover
those left out.