Southern Province COVID-19 vaccination programme begins | Daily News

Southern Province COVID-19 vaccination programme begins

Karapitiya Teaching Hospital Director Dr. Priyantha Jeevaratne being vaccinated. Picture by Mahinda P. Liyanage, Galle Central Special Corr.
Karapitiya Teaching Hospital Director Dr. Priyantha Jeevaratne being vaccinated. Picture by Mahinda P. Liyanage, Galle Central Special Corr.

The Southern Province COVID-19 vaccination programme commenced at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital last Saturday. The first dose of the vaccine was given to Hospital Director Dr. Priyantha Jeevaratne.

Subsequently, staffers of hospitals in the province and officers attached to the Medical Offices of Health were also given the vaccine.

Southern Province Health Services Director Chandima Siritunga said that 2,000 health workers are to be vaccinated soon.