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 Ghana Health Service (GHS) working in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES). commenced the vaccination of students who fall within the eligibility criteria, 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.
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.
We count on the continuous support of parents and guardians in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in our schools and communities.
GHANA HEALTH SERVICE
PROF. KWASI OPOKU-AMANKWA
GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE