Written by Zulfick Farzan
09 Sep, 2021 | 6:06 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Health Minister said that the vaccination program targeting the 12 – 18 age group will commence soon.
The Health Ministry quoting Minister (Dr) Keheliya Rambukwella said in order to re-open schools as soon as possible, students need to be vaccinated.
Accordingly, students between the Grade of 7 to 13 will be vaccinated first, and following the conclusion of the vaccination drive schools will be able to re-open as teachers and non-academic staff have already been given the COVID-19 vaccine.
02 million students are expected to be vaccinated under this program.
In addition, 12% of the 20 – 29 age group have been fully vaccinated so far, the statement from the Health Ministry said.
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