Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed a vaccination exercise for school children aged 15 years and above across schools in Ghana.
The Service said, 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 the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the Food and Drugs Authority has granted approval for extending the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine
to cover children from 15 years and above.
In a statement signed by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, management of GES is 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.
Attached is the letter issued by the Ghana Education Service in regard to the upcoming vaccination exercise for school children.