In the quest to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic among children of school-going age and the general public, the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service has scheduled a vaccination exercise for children aged 15 and above as soon as possible.
The initiative comes after the Ghana Health Service has declared that, the Food And Drugs Authority has granted approval for the extension of the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine to vaccinate such children.
According to a press statement issued by the Ghana Education Service and signed by the Director-General, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa all district and regional directors of education are directed to work alongside health directors in order for the exercise to be carried out as soon as possible and smoothly.
The press Statement Reads:
VACCINATION OF PERSONS AGED 15 YEARS AND ABOVE WITH PFIZE-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE
As part of measures at halting the spread of Covid-19 in schools and among the general public, the Ghana Health Service has planned to vaccinate all children aged 15 years and above as soon as possible to increase their level of protection against Covid-19.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the Food and Drugs Authority has granted approval for extending the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to cover children from 15 years and above.
We are by this letter requesting all Regional and District Directors of Education to work closely with their colleague Regional and District Directors of Health to facilitate the vaccination of all 15 years or older in all schools across the country.
Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa
Below is a copy of the said Press Statement: