President's advice on ordering vaccines for a third dose if needed

Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 22:39

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Considering the world situation President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to order a third dose of COVID vaccines, according to health recommendations if needed.

The President has pointed out that a number of leading countries in the world have already ordered the vaccine for the third dose and Sri Lanka should pay special attention to this and prepare for the third dose.

There is a huge demand for vaccines from all over the world.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that he had consulted with the leaders of many countries and sought their help to get more vaccines for Sri Lanka in such a competitive situation.

Accordingly, the President stressed the need to provide vaccines obtained with great difficulty in a transparent and systematic manner.

He pointed out that as a large number of vaccines have been received so far, there is an urgent need to vaccinate all those over 60 years of age and those associated with identified infections.

Simultaneously, the President has instructed that steps be taken to vaccinate all those suffering from non-communicable diseases.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated at a meeting of the Special Committee for the Suppression of COVID this afternoon (10) that the spread of the COVID pandemic and the spread of the disease could be prevented by vaccinating more people.

The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has developed special software for formal vaccination and the collection of vaccine data.

It also makes it easy to book a date and time to get vaccinated at the Grama Niladhari and Health Medical Officer's level.

The government also intends to include information on all those who have been vaccinated and who will be vaccinated and to issue an internationally recognized certificate on vaccination.

During the discussion, it was revealed that many people have accused the delay in the final process of conducting the PCR examination for non-COVID-related deaths.

Taking this into consideration, the Special Committee for the Suppression of COVID has decided to take steps to conduct the last rites of those who die of other causes within 24 hours.


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