Experts say there is a huge enthusiasm among Advanced Level students in the Colombo district to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Head of the School Health Office of the Ministry of Health, Dr. TM Jayalath said vaccine doses are being administered to students who faced the exam last year and those hoping to sit for this year’s A/L exam.
He said a smaller number of students who faced the A/L exam last year had taken the vaccine at present but it could be owing to them having already received the vaccine under a different vaccination programme.
Dr. TM Jayalath noted that students who received vaccine doses did not have any major side effects. Dr. Jayalath therefore requested the students not to hesitate and come forward to obtain the vaccine.
He said no person should be wary of taking the vaccine against COVID-19 which has proven to boost the immunity of individuals of all ages.