Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella, Minister of Health, has stated that all citizens over the age of 18 will be fully vaccinated by the end of November.
The Minister stated that all citizens over the age of 30 will be vaccinated by mid-September.
Last morning (26), Rambukwella met with Cuban Ambassador to Sri Lanka Andres Garrido and made this statement.
The meeting took place at the office of the Minister of Health and the Ambassador congratulated the new Minister of Health.
The Minister of Health told the Cuban Ambassador that attention will be paid for a third vaccine dose after fully vaccinating all citizens.
The Minister also requested the Ambassador to provide an opportunity for an exchange program to share the experience, knowledge and technology of the world-class Cuban health service in Sri Lanka.
Speaking at the event, Cuban Ambassador Garrido said his country hopes to have all citizens vaccinated by the end of this year.
The ambassador said that 100% of the vaccines used in the country are Cuban-made vaccines and that they hope to extend the vaccine to other countries in the future with the approval of the World Health Organization.
The Ambassador also pointed out that medical equipment and health services provide a high exchange rate among the country’s foreign exchange.
Meanwhile, the Minister and the Ambassador agreed that vaccination alone could not prevent the global catastrophe and that it was essential to adhere to proper health guidelines.
Secretary to the Ministry of Health Maj. Gen. Specialist Dr. Sanjeewa Munasinghe was also present on the occasion.
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