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President directs officials to order vaccine stocks for third dose if required

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to order a batch of vaccine for a third dose, taking the ongoing global situation into account and based on the recommendations by the medical experts.

The President said a number of leading countries have already ordered vaccines for the third dose and highlighted the importance of paying attention to this development and preparing Sri Lanka as well for a 3rd dose.

A huge demand for vaccines is evident across the globe. President Rajapaksa said that he discussed with the leaders of a number of nations and requested their assistance to acquire stocks of vaccines for Sri Lanka amidst this competitiveness.

Accordingly, the President emphasized the need to provide vaccines obtained with much difficulty in a transparent and organized manner.The President pointed out the need to vaccinate all individuals over 60 years of age and the close associates of the COVID 19 infected since a large number of vaccines have been received.

President Rajapaksa instructed the officials to take necessary steps for the simultaneous vaccination of the patients who suffer from non-communicable diseases as well.

The President stated that vaccination is the answer for both containing the Covid 19 pandemic and minimizing the infected reaching fatal stages of the virus.

He said this during a discussion held with the Special Committee on COVID 19 Prevention at the Presidential Secretariat today (10).

The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has developed a special software to ensure a streamlined vaccination drive and to collect data on all those who have been vaccinated. This will make it easier to set a date and time for the vaccination at the Grama Niladhari and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office level.

The government intends to include information on all those who have been vaccinated as well as who will be vaccinated in this database, and also to issue an internationally recognized certificate of vaccination.

Many complaints have been made with regard to the delays in conducting last rites of those who die from non-COVID-19-related causes as PCR tests are being conducted on them. Taking this into consideration, the Special Committee on COVID 19 Prevention decided to take steps to conduct the last rites of those who die due to causes other than covid-19 within 24 hours.

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  • RoaringCreek Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:53 PM

    Even the first dose is not available and not ordered for majority of the citizens and he talks of the third dose.

    Naman Thursday, 10 June 2021 09:54 PM

    The 4th dose will be when the country has gone bankrupt.

    European Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:05 PM

    A third dose?? What is he talking about? Maybe you need it for the Sinopharm vaccine?

    Sumudu Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:13 PM

    Mr President, its the countries that took the Chinese vaccine is only giving the 3rd dose cus its not effective.

    Silva Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:25 PM

    Development of a software is very much appreciated. It will streamline the vaccination and also avoid underhand bbusinesses of corrupt officials. You register yourself in the system and it will provide you a date and time. No more long queues for vaccination .

    Mithun Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:33 PM

    GSP also in the knife edge. Third vaccine???

    N SENA Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:39 PM

    IS 3RD DOSE REALLY NECESSARY. DOES HE WANT TO ORDER VACCINES TO GET HIS US5 PER DOSE

    Ruwan Friday, 11 June 2021 09:05 AM

    It is appropriate to talk about the first dose.

    Joshua Friday, 11 June 2021 09:17 AM

    first give the 1st and 2nd shot. No use talking of 3rd dose now.

    Ranjith Friday, 11 June 2021 09:27 AM

    Sinopharm has failed in many countries like UAE,Bahrain, Peru and many , Chinese government has requested those countries to go for third dose, due to this UAE is no longer interested in Sinoparma vaccine

    mnsmart Friday, 11 June 2021 09:33 AM

    I didn't get the 1st dose even?

    extra special Friday, 11 June 2021 02:39 PM

    either he has no trust in the chinese miracle or someone's $$ account is diminishing rapidly. 3rd dose. ???


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