Sri Lankan government is considering to vaccinate school students with Pfizer COVID Vaccine aged 12 – 18 says State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana. Recently, an educational expert committee has given green light to vaccinate students between age 12-18 with Pfizer and Moderna jabs.
“The Ministry of Education has requested us to consider vaccinations for the age group of 12-18 years. The President has instructed us to look into which vaccine should be given and come to a decision. As Pfizer Vaccine is used for children in the 12-18 age group in several countries, we thought Pfizer Vaccine is more suitable for school students, we have already signed agreements with that company to obtain the vaccine, so that school children can start vaccinating soon” State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana said.
Sri Lanka to start the vaccinate all the people aged below 30 once the ongoing vaccination program completed. The vaccination campaign expected to complete before September month.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the health sector officials to start the vaccinate all the students and people aged below 30 once completed the ongoing vaccination program of above 30 age. President gave these instructions at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat with the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control on the vaccination drive and future operations.
Health officials said that the age category below 30 is comparatively less risky for COVID than the people over 60 years of age.