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Shortage of 600,000 AstraZeneca vaccines for second jab

-Second dose of COVID vaccination begins

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There is a shortage of nearly 600,000 AstraZeneca vaccines State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana said.

He said that over 950,000 persons have so far been administered with the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

However with only 350,000 doses available for the second jab, the Minister said the authorities are attempting to obtain the required amount of vaccines.

He expressed these views after the rollout of the second dose for health workers commenced at the Divisional Hospital in Maligawatte today.

“India has informed the Government of Sri Lanka that it would provide the rest of the jabs soon to Sri Lanka,” the State Minister stressed.

Meanwhile, he said the vaccines would be given according to the same priority list, which was followed in administering the first dose.

“It will take another two weeks to complete vaccinating health workers with the second dose,” he said.

The rollout of the first dose started on January 29 to frontline workers including medical professionals, security personnel. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Selvakumar Wednesday, 28 April 2021 03:38 PM

    vaccines first dose still unstable feedback !!!

    Chux Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:24 PM

    This what happen to countries when there is no wiper leadership

    corkster Thursday, 29 April 2021 01:37 PM

    Shortage of 20,000,000 vaccines for first jab.

    Mihilal Suranjan Fernando Saturday, 01 May 2021 09:57 PM

    Those who were given Astra Zeneca vaccine 1st Dose should be given the same Astra Zeneca 2nd Dose. The Government Should not give some other Brand. Do not have a mixture. There is a fear among many that the Government is going to do a Mixture.


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