Oct 21 (AdaDerana) – The Director-General of Health Services says that the programme to vaccinate school children in the age group of 16 – 19 years against Covid-19 will commence tomorrow (Oct 22) in schools across the island.
Director-General Dr. Asela Gunawardena stated that the priority on age category is to be decided by each school.
He said that the students in this age group will be administered the Pfizer vaccine.
The reopening of schools for academic activities under several phases commenced from today (21), nearly six months after they were closed amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the country.
Accordingly, the primary sections of schools with less than 200 students were reopened today to recommence academic activities.