Don’t jump the vaccine queue – Health DDG | Daily News

Don’t jump the vaccine queue – Health DDG

Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said yesterday that there was information suggesting that certain people were trying to get the COVID-19 vaccine by coercing health officials.

He said that everyone should be patient until they get their chance, adding that there was a situation where certain individuals had applied for the vaccine using various identities and posts outside the plan.

Dr. Herath said that people with chronic illnesses must inform officials about their conditions before receiving the vaccine. If there is a problem, there is an opportunity to meet the provincial health officer and take further action, he said.

The Deputy Director-General urged the people to take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 even after getting the vaccine.