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* School children to be vaccinated as second phase of the vaccination program
Thu, Jul 29, 2021, 11:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 29, Colombo: According to the Presidential Media Center, preliminary work is underway to administer the Covid vaccine to people between the ages of 12 and 30 from September on the instructions of the President.

It is hoped that all those over the age of 30 will be able to receive the Covid vaccination by August 31, Senior Adviser to the President Lalith Weeratunga said at the event held to open the new Presidential Media Center this morning (July 29).

He said the first target of the government is to vaccinate 11.5 million people over age 30 and the secondly to inoculate all between 12 to 30 years.

Weeratunga said the government is currently looking into vaccinating school children between the ages of 12 and 18 years against COVID-19 using the US-manufactured Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Accordingly, priority will be given to school children between the ages of 12 and 18.

Meanwhile, teachers, principals and non-academic staff of all schools are currently being vaccinated targeting to re-open schools in September.


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