Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

REFRAIN FROM VACCINATIN­G

HEALTHY CHILDREN ABOVE 12 YEARS Health Ministry advises parents

- BY SHEAIN FERNANDOPU­LLE

The Health Ministry yesterday requested the parents not to direct their healthy children above 12 years of age for vaccinatio­n as of now. Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath told a news briefing that although the vaccinatio­n drive for children aged 12 to 19 years who have co-morbiditie­s and disabiliti­es was under way, there was no such decision to vaccinate healthy children as yet.

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