The Government will commence administering the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from this week for students sitting for the GCE Advanced Level Examinations in the Colombo District.
The Education Ministry announced today that the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to the said group from Friday (15 October).
The vaccine will be provided to the students at all Colombo Education Zones, it added.
The Ministry further said that students who have sat for the examinations once before in the Colombo District will also be be provided the vaccine.
Additional Secretary to the Education Ministry L.M.D. Dharmasena told the media that students can obtain their vaccine doses by providing their National Identity Cards (NIC).
Following are the vaccination centres for GCE Advanced Level students in Colombo:
- Zonal Education Office Homagama
- Zonal Education Office Colombo
- Zonal Education Office Sri Jayawardenenpura
- Zonal Education Office Piliyandala