A preventive typhoid vaccine for babies and teenager has been launched in Margibi County by the Ministry of Health through its County Health Team with Support from the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
Dr. Massah Yarvoh Moore Wilson, Medical Director at CH Rennie Hospital in Margibi County speaking at the lunching ceremony said, the vaccine is helpful and it is meant to keep babies and children safe from contracting the typhoid disease.
She further encouraged parents including babies Mothers across the County to make maximum use of the available vaccines.
Margibi County Health officer Dr. Myers Pajibo speaking during the ceremony noted that targeted beneficiaries of the vaccines will include babies and children between 9 months and 15 years old.
He used the medium to encourage community and opinion leaders to help and ensure that assigned health care workers in their communities are fully supported during the period of the exercise.
However, Margibi County Inspector Hon. Moses Kpakanay Gbankpalah thanked the Health Ministry and her partners for what he described as overwhelming support to the Health sector of the County.
Hon Gbankpalah wants residents of Margibi and it’s environs especially babies Mothers to take added advantage of the opportunity in order to get their Children vaccinated.