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Govt. to commence inoculation drive of the second dose after New Year

The inoculation drive of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine would commence from 19th of April, State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said on Monday (05).

Dr. Fernandopulle made this observation in response to an oral question raised by opposition parliamentarian Gayantha Karunathilaka.

The State Minister told Parliament that 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were in stock to be used for the second dose.

She further said that the vaccination of the second dose would take place from 19 April to 30 June.

She said that the stocks of AstraZeneca vaccines that have been ordered from India would be received during this period.

Meanwhile, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana says the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, donated by China, will be added to Sri Lanka’s vaccination drive from today.

Sri Lanka began inoculating Chinese nationals residing in Sri Lanka with the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine on Monday.

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