Army administering 2nd Covid booster shot

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Sri Lanka Army is providing the 4th dose (2nd booster) of Covid vaccine at several places islandwide.

Accordingly, the public can get their 2nd booster from Army vaccination centres in Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo; Army Hospital – Narahenpita; Army Hospital – Panagoda and 6th Corp of Engineers Service in Malay Street in the Colombo District.

Accordingly, the vaccine can be obtained at the 61 Division field hospital in Bossa, Galle; Army Hospital Diyathalawa, Badulla; Military Hospital Anuradapura; 62 Division headquarters- Galkulama; Army Base Hospital – Kilinochchi; Army Base Hospital – Mullaitivu; 4 Medical Corps – Jaffna; Army Hospital- Palaly; 22 Division in Trincomalee; Army Base Hospital in Minneriya and 24 Division headquarters in Ampara.

Similarly, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Pfizer doses can also be obtained at the Army vaccination centre in Vihara Mahadevi Park.

In January 2021, Army medical corps, Government health sector officials and Public health Inspectors carried out vaccination programmes for front liners of the Covid-19 pandemic, free trade centre employees, the Education sector, the general public and school students.

To enhance this vaccination drive, the Sri Lanka Army established different strategies like day vaccination centres, 24-hour vaccination centres and mobile vaccination drives around the island.

The Army contributed to this by administering the 1st dose, 2nd Dose, and 1st Booster, respectively.

Since Covid-19 has different variations, the Ministry of Health, experts in epidemiology and other senior medical experts in the country have decided and recommend to give a 2nd booster for all citizens above the age of 20.