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Health Ministry revises vaccination priority list

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The vaccination priority list is to be subject to several changes with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in future, the Health Ministry said.

Accordingly, Director-General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardena said those people above the age 60, would be given the priority while elderly people in Adults' Homes would be vaccinated as the second priority.

“As the third priority, the pregnant mothers would be given the vaccine while Government officers in the field will receive the vaccine as the fourth priority,” he said.

“Also, employees of the factories like apparel factories in high risk MOH areas will be vaccinated next,” he added.

The Health DG said after completing the inoculation on the individuals mentioned above, people between the age 30 to 60 would be administered with the vaccines accordingly.

He said the decisions were taken during the recent COVID Task Force meeting. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 15

  • Sapna De Silva Sunday, 06 June 2021 02:21 PM

    At last very good decision taken

    Nadeesha Sunday, 06 June 2021 02:22 PM

    Please give priority to the 6.9 million voters

    vince Sunday, 06 June 2021 04:41 PM

    What about the rest? Let them perish?

    Nuwan Sunday, 06 June 2021 02:35 PM

    Then open the country and let people get back to work. Not all of us are on a monthly pin padi, how are we to survive? Either give the vaccine to all or open the country

    Sokrates Sunday, 06 June 2021 02:53 PM

    The employees of the factories like apparel factories should be not prioritized but the factories should be closed down.

    Kadira Sunday, 06 June 2021 02:56 PM

    That is the way to go

    Senior Citizen Sunday, 06 June 2021 03:02 PM

    Hope this decision re Vaccinating the Over 60s is a firm decision and not one to be changed tomorrow? Seniors over 70s and 80s cannot be expected to stand in long queues so some specific arrangements should be made for them like facilities for prior appointments.

    Terrence Sunday, 06 June 2021 03:21 PM

    The officials who changed the original category of the priority list of 60 years and over are responsible and prosecuted for the deaths of many elderly people

    maha Sunday, 06 June 2021 03:26 PM

    This is the basis of (COVID-19) vaccination recommend by WHO. However our expert gone above the WHO expert opinion

    Udaya Sunday, 06 June 2021 03:55 PM

    Although you are vaccinated you can transmit the virus to others.

    Lal Sunday, 06 June 2021 05:52 PM

    After one opened the brain. Learned from Middle East.

    weera Sunday, 06 June 2021 06:32 PM

    Good move. Must cover the entire country in this order of priority

    Athula Haputantri Sunday, 06 June 2021 06:43 PM

    It is important to vaccinate the total workforce in the country. Without that none of the people in the priority list including the Doctors will not survive.

    Patient Sunday, 06 June 2021 11:21 PM

    In deciding the priority list for Covid Vaccine, who is the final authority? We see at various times different people making announcements on this like Ministers, State Ministers,other Parliamentarians, Health Officials , Army Commander etc

    N SENA Monday, 07 June 2021 09:43 AM


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