The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) as part of measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in schools has announced to vaccinate students aged 15 and above with Pfizer-Biotech Covid-19 vaccine.
In a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, the Service said the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has granted approval for 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 has 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.
“We are by this letter is requesting all Regional and District Education Directors to work closely with their colleague Regional and District of Health to facilitate the vaccination of all 15 years in all schools across the country,” it said.
The Management of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is yet to communicate to members of the general public and students the date to commence the vaccination exercise of basic school students aged 15 years and above.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last year mid-March following the outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus directed for the closure of all schools across the country to slow the spread of the killer virus.
But, His Excellency Akufo-Addo early this year in his 21st address to the country on measures to curb Covid-19 announced for schools to reopen on January 15, 2021, to Kindergarten, primary and Junior High School students.
The Government of Ghana (GoG) ahead of the January 15, 2021 school reopening fumigated and disinfected all educational institutions both public and private to ensure students and teachers are protected from the deadly virus.