The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is expected to vaccinate students of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region after three died from alleged meningitis last week.
GHS Director of Public Health, Dr Badu Sarkodie told Joy News Monday the Service is awaiting the autopsy reports to establish the cause of death.
He said because there are “several types of meningitis” it will be difficult for the Service to carry out the vaccination exercise when the cause of death is not yet clear.
At least three KUMACA students have died, in separate incidents, from what unconfirmed reports said was meningitis.
The tragic incidents bring to six the number of students who have died this year in the school.
Parents and guardians have expressed worry over the development, with others threatening to withdraw their wards from the school.
But the Ghana Health Service has asked for the autopsy reports on the three bodies in order to undertake a vaccination exercise.
He said discussions must also be held with students in the morning regarding their conduct in school.
But the new guidelines must be communicated in “such a way that it will not create panic among the students,” Dr Sarkodie cautioned.