Students in various private schools across the country will be included in the impending Pfizer vaccination exercise which seeks to protect the students from coronavirus, the Director for Private Schools Council said on Monday.
Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh in an interview said the move by the central government to inoculate students aged 15 years and above against the locally transmitted virus is a step in the right direction.
“This is a National exercise and also meant for our own good as individual Ghanaians, so much effort must be channelled into its implementation by all stakeholders in the private education sector,” he told EducationWeb.
The National Executive Director for the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) however urged Private school Authorities especially teachers to respect parents who hold certain views on the Pfizer vaccination.
“We also entreat Private schools Authorities to respect parents and guardians of students who hold certain views on the soon to commence vaccination exercise and address it appropriately,” the GNACOPS Director urged schools.
He further inspired the Management of the various Private schools to have apt records for the forthcoming nationwide vaccination exercise since it would go a long way to help the school and protect students from contracting the virus.
His comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) as part of measures to slow the spread of Covid in schools Sunday announced students aged 15 and older will soon be vaccinated with Pfizer-Biotech Covid-19 vaccine.
In a release copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Education Service said the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has approved extending the use of the Pfizer -Biotech vaccine to cover children from 15 years and above.
“As part of measures at halting the spread of Covid-19 in schools and among the general public. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has planned to vaccinate all children aged 15 years and above as soon as possible,” it stated.
The Education Service urged Regional and District Directors of Education to work closely with their colleague Regional and District Directors of Health to start the vaccination of all 15 years or older in all schools across the country.