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Sri Lanka’s vaccination programme flawed, vaccinating hotspots futile: SLMA

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  • We emphasize the need for an efficient vaccine strategy which targets high-risk groups
  • This will effectively achieve maximum control and avoid the necessity for repeated lock-downs

By Kalani Kumarasinghe  

 The current vaccination strategy is flawed and is in need of urgent review, with priority given for the elderly patients,The Sri Lanka Medical Association said.  

Sri Lanka’s premier professional medical body in a letter to the President said that there  was no apparent benefit of vaccinating disease hot-spots with high mobility of people.  “In such a circumstance, particularly troubled by continuous short supply of vaccines, we emphasize the need for an efficient vaccine strategy which targets high-risk groups,” the premier professional medical organisation headed by Dr. Padma Gunaratne said. “ This will effectively achieve maximum control and avoid the necessity for repeated lock-downs,” they further said.  

 

 

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