Vaccination of school students of 18 -19 age group in other districts begins from October 21

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School Students Vaccination Sri Lanka
School Students Vaccination Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Health Services Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardena says steps have been taken to vaccinate the school students of 18 -19 age group in other districts at schools and at regional health offices from the October 21st. According to the health recommendations, one dose will be given to the school children while two doses will be given to the children with congenital diseases.

Dr. Asela Gunawardena says the vaccination of school students aged 18-19 years in the Colombo District has already commenced.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Health Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella earlier said that attention is being paid to start vaccinating children between the ages of 12-18 as soon as possible.

After completing the vaccination of school students, arrangements have been made to administer a booster shot according to health recommendations. ‘Another 600,000 Pfizer vaccine doses arrived and the already ordered vaccines are being received uninterruptedly’, said Dr. Prasanna Gunasena, a member of the COVID Committee.

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