Over 18 vaccination to commence after Over 30 vaccination is complete

Over 18 vaccination to commence after Over 30 vaccination is complete

Over 18 vaccination to commence after Over 30 vaccination is complete

Written by Staff Writer

04 Aug, 2021 | 12:09 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan authorities have reiterated that 90% of COVID-19 deaths in the country are those who had not obtained the vaccine or are experiencing comorbid conditions.

‘For reasons unknown some people are refraining from obtaining the vaccine against COVID-19,’remarked Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, the Joint-Cabinet Spokesperson.

He urged the general public to consider obtaining the vaccine as a social responsibility.

State Minister (Professor) Channa Jayasumana was confident that with the present rate of vaccination all Sri Lankans above the age of 30 can be vaccinated by the second week of august.

He said thereafter the vaccination drive will focus on administering the vaccine to those above the age of 18.

In addition, following consultations with Sri Lanka’s Education Sector, the government will also focus on administering the vaccine to schools students above the age of 12 as well.

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