Nearly 150,000 persons forgo COVID vaccine in Colombo district
Posted on August 11th, 2021

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror

Nearly 150,000 persons have not received their COVID-19 vaccine in the Colombo district, Colombo District Secretary Pradeep Yasaratne said today.

He said a total of 99,373 persons between the age 30 to 59 have forgone their vaccine while about 46,600 elderly above 60 have not taken their vaccine in the Colombo district.

“It has been observed that the majority of peope above 60, who have not got themselves vaccinated are residents of Colombo and Kolonnawa areas,” he underlined.

The District Secretary said the Police have already launched an operation to identify the unvaccinated people and take them to vaccination centres with their consent.

The Health officials have set up a special vaccination center at the Shalika ground to administer vaccine for all unvaccinated people.

According to health authorities, there have been several misconceptions, which discourage people to get vaccinated. 

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