PHIs, health workers told to encourage public to get COVID shot

Acting Health Minister Prof.Channa Jayasumana has instructed Public Health Inspectors and relevant authorities to take necessary measures to make the people aware about the vaccine before administering the shot.

Prof. Jayasumana told the Daily News that people will check personal experiences with the COVID-19 vaccine and its side effects from those who had received the shot. So if they are very well aware about the vaccine they can counter the notion that the COVID-19 vaccine is less safe or ineffective, he said.

The State Minister further instructed relevant authorities to prepare a special mechanism to monitor each step of the vaccination drive to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination drive and enhance the productivity of the vaccination programme.

When inquired about the non-systematic vaccination process in violation of priority, Prof. Jayasumana said there have been reports of some parties attempting to obtain the vaccine via various influences and the health authorities have been instructed to strictly follow the priority list in administering the vaccine.


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