Steps are being taken to provide COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens from 30 to 60 years from March 1, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle said.
She said that 4,000 centres have been prepared for this purpose.
The State Minister said it is expected to operate at least 2,000 centres daily and will vaccinate about 300 people from each of these centres.
“We will commence this vaccination in the first week of March. We will be able to vaccinate 600,000 people a day. Priority lists have been prepared and action will be taken accordingly, ” she said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Fernandopulle said that so far no major side effects have been reported after giving 160,000 vaccines. “But any vaccine can have side effects. It means the body reacts to it,” she said.(DSB)