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The expert committee of the Health Ministry will decide the most suitable age group that will receive the Sinopharm vaccines after all Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka have been inoculated, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said.

Addressing the media, he said the relevant age groups would be determined with the recommendations put forward by the expert committee.

“However, the Sinopharm vaccine will not be given to those who are below 18 years of age, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases,” he stressed.

“The Sinopharm vaccine will be given to Chinese nationals in Colombo, Hambantota, Kandy and Puttalam. The rest of the vaccines would be given to the locals after the expert committee decides on the most suitable age group,” he underlined.

Meanwhile, Dr. Samaraweera also said, there was not much of a difference between the different types of COVID vaccines in terms of their effectiveness, but every vaccine was meant to fight against the  COVID-19.

However, he said the research was underway to determine the effectiveness of receiving two doses from two different types of vaccines. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 7

  • Joshua Thursday, 01 April 2021 05:20 PM

    1st you all said it has not been approved by WHO. Now you are talking of whom to administer the vaccines? You must be blind as a bat

    Colin Thursday, 01 April 2021 05:44 PM

    Will it be given before WHO approves of it?

    Shan Thursday, 01 April 2021 07:16 PM

    Ofcourse, they don't listen to the WHO anyway. Too inconvient

    cineha Thursday, 01 April 2021 08:52 PM

    Let the 225 lead by setting an example and getting the Chinese jab as their second dose.

    Philip de silva Thursday, 01 April 2021 09:41 PM

    This is used in UAE no issues people just take it

    Dee Thursday, 01 April 2021 10:24 PM

    Our brave 'forces' can take anything!

    CharmJ Thursday, 01 April 2021 10:58 PM

    No shortage of laughingstock!

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