President directs officials to order third dose

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 12:10 AM Jun 11 2021
News President directs officials to order third dose

Considering the recommendations of health experts, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed officials to take steps to order boosters (third dose), for COVID-19.

He made this remark during the meeting of COVID-19 special task force held yesterday (10) at President’s office. The President noted that several countries have already ordered boosters to give the people who received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Therefore, it is important for Sri Lanka to prepare to obtain the boosters, he pointed out. Furthermore, he said since a large number of vaccine doses have been received, those who are over 60 years and those who are suffering from non-communicable diseases should be given the jab as well. The Government expects to issue a vaccine certificate which is recognised by the international community too, he added.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 12:10 AM Jun 11 2021

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