Second dose of AstraZeneca to be given from 23 July

Amani Nilar | Published: 1:14 PM Apr 8 2021
Local Second dose of AstraZeneca to be given from 23 July

The Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said in Parliament today (08) that the second dose of COVISHIELD- AstraZeneca vaccine will be given from 23 April to 06 July.

She further stated that 356,000 doses have already been reserved to be given as the second dose, and about 600,000 more vaccines will be imported from the vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute in India, as 968,000 have already been inoculated with the first dose.

The Chinese-manufactured Sinopharm vaccine will be put into use within Sri Lanka after the World Health Organisation grants emergency approval, Minister Wanniarachchi said.


Amani Nilar | Published: 1:14 PM Apr 8 2021

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