"Pfizer Jabs To Be Administered To People Between 15 And 18 Years" - GHS
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revised protocols for the administration of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The revision includes people between ages 15 and 18 receiving the Pfizer jabs.
The Service believes that children in schools are more vulnerable to the Covid-19 disease, hence their bold step to include them in the vaccination exercise. Speaking to the media at a press briefing, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, said vaccinating children within that age range helps the country better fight the pandemic.
The Food and Drugs Authority had earlier granted permission for only people aged 18 and above to be inoculated with the vaccine.
Dr. Kuma Aboagye said, “Pfizer has been registered fully for 12 years and above by the US FDA. Ghana originally registered Pfizer for 18 years and above.
Through FDA, we have been able to have a reduction to 15 years. This is very important news for us because the most active group in our society are the young ones at that age, and with Christmas and all the activities coming they will be more active, so vaccinating those in that group will reduce school outbreaks and help us reduce transmission to adults”
He added that Ghana will be on track to attain herd immunity if the population within that bracket is vaccinated.