PHIs point out hiccups in vaccination drive

The Public Health Inspectors Union (PHIU) today underlined several issues that they have observed in administering vaccines as protection against COVID-19, especially to 20-29 age group.

The PHIU Head Upul Rohana said some students expecting to join local and overseas universities present with written requests and other relevant documents to get them vaccinated with the relevant vaccines.

“In addition, there are some individuals who approach vaccination centres and MOH offices expecting to get the vaccines recommended by the respective foreign countries that they are hoping to fly in future.

“There is no point in coming to us expecting the desired vaccines as we have not been instructed to do so, neither we can give those prescribed vaccines because we only have the vaccines supplied to a particular vaccination centre,” he pointed out.

Thus, the PHIU Head requested the authorities to make arrangements to address these issues immediately.