Relief for those who are waiting for 2nd dose : Stock of 728,460 doses of AstraZeneca to arrive
A stock of 728,460 doses of Astra-Zeneca vaccines expected in Sri Lanka next Saturday.
“Priority will be given to administer the 2nd dose to the 490,000 persons who have received their 1st dose” Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.
Sri Lanka received its first few batches of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India.
However, the manufacturing company later announced a suspension of delivery due to a local demand in India due to an outbreak of the coronavirus.
The Government has since been in discussion with various manufacturers of the vaccine in other countries to address the shortage of the vaccine.
Colombo Municipal Council said that the people who had received their first dose of the vaccine at a CMC operated venue will be informed via SMS of the venue to receive the second jab.