Less enthusiasm among Colombo youth for vaccines: CMC
Posted on September 12th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

There has been less enthusiasm among the youth in Colombo City to get COVID-19 vaccines during the past few weeks, Chief Medical Officer Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said yesterday.

We began giving the vaccines to those between 20 and 30 years old from Monday, September 6. However, the number of vaccines given to them was 30 per cent less than what we expected,” Dr. Wijayamuni said.

Dr. Wijayamuni told Daily Mirror that the CMC hoped to provide around 7,500 vaccines a day but managed to give around 5,000 until yesterday.

Many demanded Pfizer vaccines and when we said we don’t have it many of them went away. My advice to youth is that they should get the brand of vaccines which is available in order to prevent the spread of COVID. We will continue with the vaccine drive and be giving it during next week as well,” he said.

Dr. Wijayamuni earlier said that the pandemic is contained to some extent in Colombo city.(Yohan Perera)

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