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.