Covid-19: GES announces vaccination of students aged 15 and above with Pfizer-BioNTech

Ghana Health Service (GHS) is set to undertake the inoculation of the Pfizer vaccine to students aged 15 and above across the country.

According to the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a letter dated November 18, 2021 and copied all Regional and District Directors of Educations, the move forms part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19 in schools and among the general public.

“As part of measures al halting the spread of COVID-19 in schools and among the general pubic, 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.” the letter stated.

This comes after the Food and Drugs Authority has granted approval for extending the use of the Plizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to cover children from 15 years and above.

The GES has therefore requested 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.

Source: tamaleonline.net

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