Health authorities warned that there was a threat of a vaccine center coronavirus cluster emerging in the country.
Health Promotion Bureau Director, Dr. Dinesh Koggalage said that people gathering in large numbers at vaccination centers, had posed a threat of a new cluster emerging.
“We see some people storming centers to get vaccinated. They must understand that this could result in a new cluster emerging,” Koggalage told reporters.
He urged the public to only visit the vaccination centers in their respective areas and not outside.
“If not you may get the virus before you are vaccinated,” he said.
A mass vaccination program is currently underway using the Sinopharm and Sputnik V vaccine.
Large number of people have turned up at vaccination centers in the Western Province over the past few days to get their first jab.
Dr. Dinesh Koggalage also said that people placed under isolation must not attempt to visit a vaccination center.
The Health Promotion Bureau also advised mothers who have received the Sinopharm vaccine and are breastfeeding, to continue breastfeeding. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)