Over 10,000 jabs of AstraZeneca second dose administered
By Dilanthi Jayamanne
The Sri Lanka Army initiated a 24-hour COVID-19 vaccination drive for the first time in the country at the Viharamahadevi Park, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak, General Shavendra Silva said.
Gen. Silva said yesterday (1) that the 24- hour vaccination had been initiated at the Viharamahadevi Park to administer the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the large number of persons who had received the first dose from February to May this year.
The Army’s 24 -hour vaccination run commenced at 8.30 yesterday (1) morning. The public were invited to obtain the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. They had to bring their vaccination card to prove that they had got the first dose AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine and their national identity card (NIC) as instructed by the health authorities, NOCPCO said.
According to a spokesman at the Centre,by 6.30 p.m. yesterday 10,000 jabs of the second dose had been administered. However, over 3,000 more were awaiting their turn to obtain the second jab, he said.
Meanwhile, the Astra Zeneca second dose could also be obtained at several State hospitals namely; Moratuwa, Athurugiriya, Nawagamuwa, Piliyandala, Awissawella, Salawa Hospital Kogama, Thalangama, Padukka, Angoda, Colombo East Base Hospital, Mulleriyawa, and Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila and the Battaramulla, Boralesgamuwa and Dehiwela MoH areas.