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Sri Lanka is ready to consider a singleshot vaccine which has been given approval in the US.

US regulators have formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine.

Health Ministry sources told Daily Mirror that if the vaccine is given approval by the local regulator it will be considered. The vaccine is set to be cost-effective and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer.

However, so far the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) has not received an application seeking approval for the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

“As of Friday we have not received an application seeking approval for the use of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine,” Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe, the Chief Executive Officer of the NMRA told Daily Mirror.

He said that as of now the NMRA has received applications seeking approval for the use of India’s indigenous COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech, Sputnik 5 vaccine from Russia and Sinopharm vaccine from China. The NMRA has already given approval for the use of the Astrazeneca vaccine in Sri Lanka. Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe said that while there had been some discussions with Pfizer with regards to the Pfizer-biontech vaccine. However, he said the NMRA has not yet received an application from Pfizer.(EASWARAN RUTNAM)

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  • Peacemaker Monday, 01 March 2021 07:45 AM

    but no money to buy, need to beg from the US

    saman Monday, 01 March 2021 08:52 AM

    Because SL gives Free Education, Free health, Free fertiliser, subsidised fuel, Free this, free that.....

    Tommy Tokka Monday, 01 March 2021 07:49 AM

    Better one day game than Test Cricket. Batting, Bowling and Fielding under Hot Sun for the first innings itself got fed up and half dead worse than Covid-19

    Jamis Band Monday, 01 March 2021 07:50 AM

    Do it, not just tell and bluff.

    Mohanan Monday, 01 March 2021 08:04 AM

    Efficacy is said to be 66% compared to 90% of the Oxford vaccine after two doses.

    Sivakumar Monday, 01 March 2021 08:49 AM

    America asked some land for defence purpose those countries who asked vaccine covid. I think srilanka give some land for America. All the best lankans

    TJ Monday, 01 March 2021 11:29 AM

    When will the expert technical committee approve it?

    SriLankan Poor Community Monday, 01 March 2021 11:59 AM

    Whether the VIP's given priority for that also. Why don't we have blood and flesh? Are we not humans?

    Palitha Monday, 01 March 2021 12:48 PM

    But -- but --- One Shot is in prison.

    Jerome Ratnam Thursday, 04 March 2021 03:10 PM

    69 lakhs voted for this idiotic government needs is rabies shots not covid vaccines.


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