Ghana Education Service urged to allow students for COVID-19 vaccine in schools

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The Ashanti Regional Director of Ghana Health Service Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang is urging Ghana Education Service to allow them get all the students for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang said, as part of measures to ensure that, the Region get the 70 percent health immunity target, his outfit has begun house to house and school’s vaccination, however, some teachers are refusing them access to all the students.

The Health Director said most of the teachers are insisting that until they get the consent of the students parents they won’t expose them to the vaccination, hence, implored the GES to support them get all the students for the immunization.

Speaking with the media in news sidelines at Ejisu Government Hospital during the Canadian High Commissioner tour in the region to present health equipment to some selected hospitals and also inspect COVID-19 projects sponsored and started last government the Canadian government, Dr Tenkorang said their support has been productive in the fight against the infection in the region.

He said the Canadian government has strengthened it support which this time around not helping only to fight COVID-19 but also assisting to curb challenges in Maternal and Child health.

The Canadian High Commissioner H.E Kati Csaba reiterated the Canadian government last year earmarked $8million to provide lifesaving services for girls and women in Ghana to fight against COVID-19.

She praised Ghana for the measures put in place to encompass the spread of the disease since the first case was recorded on March 12,2020, being the first in sub-region to receive vaccines demonstrated Ghana’s commitment to protecting citizens and called for sustained efforts to strengthen the gains made over the period.


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