Sri Lanka Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris addressing press conference at SLPP headquarters says government will launch a program to vaccinate students and people aged 18 – 30 coming next two weeks.
Recently, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the health officials to vaccinate all the students and people aged below 30 once the ongoing vaccination program is completed. According to COVID19 Vaccine rollout tracking, over 96% of the total population above age 30 in Sri Lanka have been administered with at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sri Lanka to begin the vaccinate all the students and people aged below 30 soon as ongoing vaccination program of above 30 age is nearing complete.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to vaccinate a higher percentage of people in all parts of the country before September. Sri Lanka is reaching 11 million milestone for Covid-19 vaccination drive. So far over 10.9 million (10,986,524) first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, 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.
Addressing a press conference at SLPP headquarters, Minister G.L further says that about 87% of teachers and non-academic staff received the first dose.