SLMA Recommends Pfizer Booster for Elders as possible transmission of the Omicron Variant

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Sri Lanka Medical Association SLMA
Sri Lanka Medical Association SLMA

Possible transmission of the Omicron Variant of COCID19 and higher risk of infection with gatherings during the festive and New Year Season, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) warns.

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), along with the Inter Collegiate Committee, request all Sri Lankan citizens above 60 years of age to kindly ensure that they receive the booster doses of the Pfizer Vaccine against COVID-19 infection, made available by the Government for the people of Sri Lanka.

The elderly community who have not already completed the initial two doses of the vaccination are also kindly requested to complete their vaccination. Furthermore, the SLMA reiterates the need for all frontline healthcare workers to complete their vaccination schedule and to receive the booster dose as well. This recommendation is made, based on the higher risk of infection with gatherings during the festive and New Year Season and the possible transmission of the Omicron Variant of COVID-19.

Where can 60 years old persons can get Booster Shot ?

Administering Pfizer Vaccines as a 3rd booster dose to those over 60 years began from November 17 in Western, Southern Provinces, Anuradhapura and Ampara Districts. Those who eligible should have completed 3 months after the 2nd dose.

Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children LRH – Prior Appointment can be made via – https://lrh.health.gov.lk/vaccine/ website

Colombo South Teaching Hospital Kalubowila – http://csth.health.gov.lk/vaccine/ Website

Walk-in Vaccination Centres

1 Viharamahadevi park (7.30 am to 3.30pm)
2 Diyatha Uyana

Sri Lanka Amy Manage Vaccination Centres.

1 Viharamahadevi park (7.30 am to 3.30pm)
2 Army Hospital Narahenpita – AH CBO
3 SLAMC – Werahera
4 Bodirajaramaya – Panagoda

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