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A total of 5,286 individuals including healthcare officials have been vaccinated as at 7.00 pm this evening, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said.

He said the health staff and other frontline workers in COVID-19 prevention activities had attended very enthusiastically for the immunization programme.

“Any incidents with regard to side effects were not reported as of now and we will be carrying out the program all over the country tomorrow,” he said.

“We hope to immunize a large group of healthcare staff and other frontline workers in COVID- 19 prevention tomorrow,” Dr Samaraweera added.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath told Daily Mirror that a total of 2,526 individuals including healthcare officials have been vaccinated as at 5.45 pm this evening.

 “We are monitoring a system where electronically certain data on details of the people who are getting the vaccine is entered and collected,” he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 14

  • Living in Europe Friday, 29 January 2021 06:22 PM

    At the moment the biggest news dominating Europe is about the perilous shortage of AstraZeneca Vaccine in Europe. Actually it is a major crisis right now in Europe !

    Living in Europe Friday, 29 January 2021 06:22 PM

    At the moment the biggest news dominating Europe is about the perilous shortage of AstraZeneca Vaccine in Europe. Actually it is a major crisis right now in Europe !

    Buddhist Friday, 29 January 2021 07:37 PM

    Will the Govt publish the actual number vaccinated in armed forces, health care and MPs on a daily basis?

    Fernando Friday, 29 January 2021 08:09 PM

    Great. Now shut up and mind your business JVP/SJB. People don't want to hear your criticism.

    lal Friday, 29 January 2021 09:37 PM

    Please add Jaffna logic in the list

    Karthik Friday, 29 January 2021 09:38 PM

    Very encouraging and hope this will curb the spreading to a greater extent.

    Dr.Mylvaganam.Phd.UK Friday, 29 January 2021 10:25 PM

    I eat my words. Sorry India for my misunderstanding.

    Ramasamy Friday, 29 January 2021 11:08 PM

    Simple!! This is the best news in recent times.. Let's pray

    Sayed Friday, 29 January 2021 11:28 PM

    At this speed it will take around 6 to 8 years to vaccine most of adults.

    Ranaweera Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:03 AM

    Some people say this is not upto speed. They will catch up. But the vaccines should be available in the first place. Right now there is a shortage every where. Some people see every thing opposite.

    Adam Speak Saturday, 30 January 2021 02:04 AM

    Any medicine don't give instant cure like eating Koththu Mee Noodles. Be rational and practical about talking side effects, OK

    dot Saturday, 30 January 2021 03:54 AM

    In Uk I hear a person vaccinated is given literature on the side effects ,,immediate or otherwise .just to be safe and sure ..and seek help if wanted ..

    Andrew Silva Saturday, 30 January 2021 05:16 AM

    Well done Sri Lanka. You can do it, to make Lanka free from this disease.

    Sokrates Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:27 AM

    What a pathetic vaccination management. 5286 people in one day? Israel vaccinates 115,000 people a day.


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