Vaccination drive to move to other districts after process concludes in W. Province
Posted on May 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The vaccination program will be expanded to Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts after concluding the process in Western Province, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said today.

People in selected MOH areas of the aforesaid three districts will be administered COVID jabs, the she stated delivering a statement on the country’s inoculation drive.

As many as 1.1 million people in the Western Province have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus so far, the health minister said further. We intend to vaccinate a total of 13 million people in order to prevent this virus from spreading across the country.”

Sri Lanka has an elderly population of 2.3 million, who are above the age of 60, the health minister said adding that the country has a population of 5.3 billion between the age limits of 40-50 and 3.3 million between the age of 30-40.

As you are aware, we are inoculating people above the age of 30,” she explained.

Once the vaccination program in the Western Province concludes, we will start inoculating people living in the districts of Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura. We also intend to extend this program to other districts but it will depend on vaccine supplies,” Minister Wanniarachchi noted.

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