Sinopharm second dose from today
The second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine will be given from today (08) onwards, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.
Accordingly, all those who received the first dose of the vaccine will be given the second dose after the prescribed gap of three to four weeks in between the two doses.
Sri Lanka has so far received 2.1 million Sinopharm doses from the Chinese Government and has inoculated 957,959 persons as of 06 June.
Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi previously said that 25,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine will be distributed to Matale, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampara, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Puttalam and Moneragala Districts each and 50,000 doses will be distributed to Nuwara Eliya, Hambantota, Anuradhapura, Badulla and Kegalle Districts each.