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Army jab 1,000 vaccines today; expects to dose 31,000 in four days

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Army medical teams at both Narahenpita and Panagoda Army Hospitals jabbed 1,000 doses of 'AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine to the frontline military personnel who serve in the fight against transmission of COVID-19 after its inauguration took place this morning.

The Army said that another 7,500 more vaccines are scheduled to be administered in the military hospitals in Anuradhapura, Minneriya, Trincomalee, Mannar, Vavuniya and Ampara, while separate mobile medical units are expected to provide the vaccine to Army personnel serving in the 12th Division and 61st Division in Hambantota and Boossa areas.

As per the planned 1st round of vaccination, Army medical teams expect to complete the allocation of 31,000 jabs to Army personnel within the next four days from today (29).

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  • Sokrates Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:25 AM

    What a pathetic vaccination management. 5000 frontline workers and 1000 members of the army in one day? Israel vaccinates 115,000 people a day.

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