The pediatricians' association stated that the vaccination of children over 12 years of age will be carried out in all teaching hospitals, general hospitals, district hospitals and base hospitals in the Western Province from tomorrow.
Under this vaccination is given to children suffering from chronic diseases and special needs.
The Pfizer vaccine for children over 12 years of age with chronic illnesses and special needs is still being administered at the Lady Ridgeway Children 's Hospital and the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.
Faizer had vaccinated 150 children at the Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital in Colombo and 126 children at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital.
The number of first and second doses given under the Corona Control Vaccination Program was 148,306 last day.
Accordingly 65,431 persons have obtained the first dose and 82,875 persons have obtained the second dose.
The Faizer vaccine for migrants is being administered at the Narahenpita Army Hospital today.
The Delta Corona subspecies prevalent in Sri Lanka has been officially named.
This subtype of category 701-S, identified by the Institute of Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, is known as AY28.
With the scientific introduction of the Delta Corona variety, the Delta subspecies B-617 that is spreading in Sri Lanka is now known as the Twenty-eight.
Sample tests have revealed that Delta Corona is now more than 95% prevalent, especially in Sri Lanka.
The Delta variety, which evolved with a higher transmission capacity than previous corona strains, was able to change the spread and trend of the global epidemic of the corona virus in a short period of time.
The Delta Corona variant, which has a transmission capacity of more than 50% compared to the original corona variant identified in Wuhan, China, is 60% more transmittable than the Alpha variant. Some scientists have even called it a new virus.
Meanwhile, a new study has revealed that the Delta Corona variant has almost completely eliminated the beta corona variant that has been prevalent in South Africa in recent years.
The Delta Corona variety, first identified in India, also caused the 03rd Corona wave in South Africa.
With 1,159 cases of Kovid infected yesterday, the total number of infected people in the country is 512,531.
Also, 79 corona deaths were reported from this country yesterday.
Accordingly the number of corona deaths in the country increased to 12,609.
Meanwhile, Chandima Weerakkody, the Galle District Parliamentarian of the Sri Lanka People's Front has been infected with the corona virus.
This has been confirmed during a Kovid examination conducted at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital yesterday due to an emergency condition.
The MP has been referred to a quarantine center in Hikkaduwa for further treatment.
Meanwhile, Dr. Malkanthi Galhena, Chief Specialist of the Medical Team at the Inpatient Care Service stated that a website will be launched in the future to avoid any inconvenience to the public in the treatment of Kovid patients at home.
Meanwhile, the Health Trade Union Confederation stated that they will resign from their duties for 7.00 hours from 5 am tomorrow against the cuts in health workers' allowances.