Sri Lanka, Feb. 24 -- People queuing up at vaccination drives in Colombo

The much awaited vaccination drive for Sri Lankan healthcare staff began on January 29. The National Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (NACCD) also listed out four high risk groups including frontline healthcare workers, security personnel, people with cormobid diseases and other essential groups. However, with the Health Ministry's recent announcement that the vaccine is available to the public, many people seem to be queueing up at designated vaccination centres to get the jab. But medical experts opine that vaccinating the 30-60 age group doesn't have a scientific basis and warns that the local vaccine supplies are quickly

running out.

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