The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) has resumed a vaccination exercise in all Senior High Schools across the country.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) working in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), commenced the vaccination of students who fall within the eligibility criteria given by the Food and Drugs Authority, but the exercise had to be suspended during the vacation period. The students were however encouraged to get the vaccination in the communities where they live.
According to a joint release from Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General of GHS and Prof. Kwesi Opoku-Amankwa, Director General of GES, vaccination teams have been dispatched to schools to vaccinate students who have not yet been vaccinated.
The joint statement issued said, Ghana has been experiencing periodic outbreaks of COVID-19 in Senior High Schools. Fortunately, the Ghana Health Service received approval from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to expand persons eligible for vaccination to include 15-year-olds and above who are mostly in Senior High Schools. This vaccination comes to compliment the already existing COVID-19 preventive protocols such as wearing of face mask, washing of hands with soap under running water and the use of hand sanitizers.
“The GHS in collaboration with GES has restarted the vaccination exercise in all schools.”
“In this vein, vaccination teams have been dispatched to schools to vaccinate students who have not yet been vaccinated. Students who have already been vaccinated are required to bring their vaccination cards to school for inspection.”
“The Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service is by this release requesting the cooperation of parents and all stakeholders to make this exercise a success.”
They have therefore count on the continuous support of parents and guardians in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in our schools and communities.