(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The vaccination program implemented by the Ministry of Health to control Covid-19 and currently being carried out in Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts of the Western Province will be conducted in Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts after the Western Province, said Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
Speaking to media, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said mostly infected Regional Health Medical Officer of Health areas in Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts will be selected to provide the Covid-19 vaccination.
Speaking further Minister of Health said, “We are currently vaccinating only in the Western Province. We have fully vaccinated 100,000 people in the Western Province. About 13 million people are expected to be vaccinated nationwide to prevent the spread of the disease.”
The country has a population of over 2.3 million people over the age of 60, 5.3 million between 40-50 years of age and 3.3 million people between the ages of 30-40. Vaccination is given currently to people over 30 years of age.
“Once the vaccination is completed in the Western Province, we hope to commence vaccination in districts such as the Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts, and simultaneously in other districts as well according to the availability of the vaccine,” the Minister said.