The Ministry of Health has taken steps to implement a special program for the third and fourth booster vaccinations against COVID-19 throughout the island in the next few weekends.
Accordingly, on September 17, 24 and October 01 and 08, this vaccination program is scheduled to be held in all regional health medical officer offices and hospitals across the island.
In this vaccination program, the first and second booster doses are given to adults over 20 years of age, and the first and second doses to children 12 to 19 years of age after confirmation of booster vaccinations.
Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena has instructed the relevant officials to implement the vaccination program on the relevant dates.
Every Medical Officer of Health office should organize a special vaccination campaign in at least three places or vaccination centers in the Medical Officer jurisdiction.
These clinics, including the central clinic, will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.