The Ministry of Health has made arrangements to commence administering the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Advanced Level students between the ages of 18 and 19 from tomorrow.
Accordingly, the programme which was launched last week as a pilot project in the Colombo District will be implemented island wide from tomorrow.
Speaking during a media briefing the Chairman of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians Prof. Shaman Rajindrajith urged the public to not disregard the opportunity to vaccinate young adults.
Prof. Rajindrajith requested these individuals to visit the relevant school or Office of the Medical Officer of Health in order to receive the vaccine.
He requested children with allergies or similar issues to visit a hospital in order to receive the vaccine.