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‘Vaccination of 18-30 age group by mid September’

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health ministry says vaccinations of all individuals within the 18-30 age groups will commence by mid September.

Speaking to media at the Government Information Department Chief of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr.Samitha Ginige said 55% of the local population has been inoculated with the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while 20% of the population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

He assured, these percentages were a strong indication of the success of the government’s vaccination drive.

Dr. Samitha Ginige assured they will be able to reach vaccination targets as planned.

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