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There is still hesitancy shown by youth in getting COVID-19 vaccination and in particular, the university students have also been hesitant to get themselves vaccinated, Health officials pointed out.

The University Grants Commission announced that university students can get their vaccines at the nearest university premises until this Friday (15).

However, according to the health authorities, the turnout of the university students at the vaccination centres are not up to the expectations.

Commenting on the matter, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said the turnout had been slightly low because of students being choosy.

“It has to be said that we are getting a limited number of vaccines like Pfizer which the youth prefer to have,” he said.

Stressing the need to vaccinate every university student before starting of the academic activities at the universities, Dr. Herath invited the students to get the vaccines without further delay and being choosy. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • S. Sinhabahu Tuesday, 12 October 2021 03:50 PM

    Tantamount to Man Slaughter....Forcing into a Human Body an unknown substance with no choices. Who will be responsible in the event of Health Issues.... Death.

    Ganesh Wednesday, 13 October 2021 01:19 AM

    As someone who has worked on the frontline, people who are vaccinated stand a better chance of recovering faster than those without. BTW did you not take your MMR vaccines as a child or give them to your children.

    Asiri Tuesday, 12 October 2021 04:41 PM

    Ya, right I guess they are the most educated lot right...and they still don't understand the importance of vaccines come on boys and girls leave the politics aside, and get it...REDs will not come to save you if you get covid...

    mohandmendis Tuesday, 12 October 2021 04:58 PM

    So now JVPers in Universities are already Yankies big apple guys

    Shaq Brian Tuesday, 12 October 2021 05:16 PM

    Obviously, the pfizer is the best choice for most. A'lot of expatriates are reluctant too to take SINOPHARM too.

    Krish Tuesday, 12 October 2021 05:17 PM

    Dan ilangata kiyai onna university POKURAK MAGA ENAWA.ane mehema lankawak

    Bugs Bunny Tuesday, 12 October 2021 05:51 PM

    The sense of entitlement among the young crowd these days is appalling.

    Dee Tuesday, 12 October 2021 06:02 PM

    Now what do they want? Phizer! As if they will pay a single cent and travel overseas for education? Let alone pay something for a local course!

    Jiff Tuesday, 12 October 2021 08:40 PM

    Even che guevera would not have believed that his followers will one day refuse all vaccines other than those made in American.

    Neo Tuesday, 12 October 2021 08:41 PM

    Probably on the instructions of the unions. Such a waste of tax payer money.

    FGHT Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:26 PM

    Are the University Students MUTTS, if they show reluctance in Jabbing Fake-Corona-Vaccine can term WISE, pathetically if they are choosy on Pfizer, an ineffective

    Peter Tuesday, 12 October 2021 11:07 PM

    In some countries,they follow, No jab No job, policy

    selvakumar Wednesday, 13 October 2021 06:42 AM

    It's corona vaccines effection different from Pfizer to other vaccines???


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