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Covid: Vaccination of 12 – 15 age group to commence from Friday

Covid vaccination for children in the age group of age 12 – 15 years will commence from next Friday, revealed Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking to a briefing held in the Ministry today (05).

The health authorities recommend that a single-dose administration would suffice for the said age group.

Earlier, children with various complications in this age group were vaccinated and by doing so, 30,000 children were vaccinated.

The booster dose will be administered to teachers in parallel to the children, the Minister added, revealing that the booster dose can be obtained for school non-academic staff members, as well as drivers transporting school children.

The health authorities also recommended that all school students be called in to the schools, in order to resume the normal school activities, Rambukwella added.

MIAP

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