Second dose of AstraZeneca drive to begin in May

Dilanthi Jayamanne, Amani Nilar | Published: 4:02 PM Apr 19 2021
Local Second dose of AstraZeneca drive to begin in May

The vaccination drive for the second dose will begin on the first week of May, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera says.

He said that this decision was reached during the specialist's committee meeting held today (19).

The second dose of the vaccine will be given to the public in accordance with the previous priority list, which included health workers and tri-forces.

The second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be of the same Oxford-AstraZeneca COVISHIELD brand, Dr. Samaraweera reiterated.

Dilanthi Jayamanne, Amani Nilar | Published: 4:02 PM Apr 19 2021

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