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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)

  Comments - 8

  • Richard Vonhagt Monday, 08 February 2021 01:26 PM

    Is this going to be mandatory? I hope not! I don't trust any of these vaccines.

    You are risking the lives of others. Monday, 08 February 2021 01:35 PM

    Can’t you think straight ? In the emergence of the new evidence, Why are you rushing with this Indian Vaccine ? Why not wait till the Chinese Vaccines arrive ?

    RoaringCreek Monday, 08 February 2021 01:42 PM

    In Japan, the first non medical group is over 60s. The WHO too recommends over 60s as they are high risk. Sri Lanka has no plan. Just following a donkeys advise, and we know who.

    BUSHEL Monday, 08 February 2021 01:42 PM

    In the same time hope the centres will be in touch in case the effects gets unbearable.

    Nalin Monday, 08 February 2021 03:56 PM

    The priority should be for those who are treating corona patients and those involved in quarantine services. Then it should be the elderly and not those between 30 to 60. It should be those over 70 or 75.

    Where are the vaccines Monday, 08 February 2021 05:32 PM

    Do you have the Vaccines available or going to be available?

    Ting Tong Monday, 08 February 2021 07:22 PM

    Many Non VIPs and Non Frontline persons has posted in social media their vaccination... which indicates that no strict process is followed in Sri Lanka...

    cheers Tuesday, 09 February 2021 11:25 AM

    Good move

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