Solely the Pfizer vaccine might be given because the third dose within the Covid-19 vaccination program and administering the third dose has begun within the provinces and districts which present a rise within the variety of Covid-19 instances, Deputy Director Basic Well being Companies Dr. Hemantha Herath mentioned.
He instructed a press briefing on the Well being Promotion Bureau in Colombo on Friday that the Western and the Southern Provinces, and the Ampara and the Anuradhapura districts have been chosen to manage the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccination as a result of the 2 provinces and the 2 districts have proven a rise in infections.
Dr. Herath mentioned that there isn’t a have to mark the 2 provinces and the 2 districts as crimson zones or implement a lockdown. All that’s wanted is to stick to all well being tips, on a regular basis, particularly when organising occasions. All clusters had shaped on account of varied public occasions.
In response to information, youngsters are safer than adults on the subject of Covid-19 infections and that’s the reason administering Covid-19 vaccines was delayed for kids till satisfactory information was out there, he mentioned.