Sri Lanka starts vaccinating children with disabilities

Sri Lanka Vaccination
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Sri Lanka has started vaccinating children between the ages of 12 and 19 with physical disabilities.

According to General Shavendra Silva, Sri Lankan military commander and head of the National Operations Center for the Prevention of COVID-19, a vaccination campaign will be conducted for children at the lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo, Anuradhapura in the north-central province and Kurunegala in northwestern Sri Lanka.

The military commander said the program would soon be rolled out to all districts across the country. According to official figures, there are an estimated 50,000 children in Sri Lanka with congenital diseases. They will be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus in the coming days.

Sri Lanka is part of a nationwide comprehensive immunization program for citizens over 20 years of age. Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Pfizer Moderna, and Sputnik are also allowed in Sri Lanka.