The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has requested youth between the ages of 20 to 30 to get vaccinated promptly in order to control the coronavirus situation in the country.
Specialist of the unit Dr. Manjula Kariyawasam speaking at the media briefing said more than 50% of the 20 to 30 age category have been vaccinated so far.
He said vaccinations is one of the best means to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Kariyawasam added the country’s youth are the most active, and therefore noted they must be protected while they travel for employment or studies at university.
He requested youth to be mindful of other members of the family who are more susceptible to the virus, and requested to get vaccinated.
Dr. Kariyawasam claimed it was the youth’s responsibility to the nation to get vaccinated.