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Harin and Manusha refuse Covid vaccines: Prioritise healthcare workers and the public

SJB lawmakers Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara have refused to take the Covishield vaccine until the frontline healthcare workers and the most vulnerable groups in the society are vaccinated first.
MP Harin Fernando said on Twitter that he will only take the vaccine after at least 1 million people have been inoculated.
"I have decided not to take the Covid vaccine now. Our priority should be vaccinating most vulnerable groups and frontline workers. I will take it after at least 1 million people have been vaccinated," Fernando tweeted.

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Pointing out that it was unfair to accord priority to certain individual groups including politicians and their family members without administering the vaccine to the general public, SJB MP Manusha Nanayakkara noted that the vaccine should be given to those who work in the health sector first as well as those who contribute to the country's economy.

Sergeant-at-Arms of Parliament Narendra Fernando said that all Members of Parliament have been informed to show up at the Army Hospital in Narahenpita to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from today (16).


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