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Dialogue initiated with COVAX to purchase Covid-19 vaccine: Pavithra

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Sri Lanka which has already joined the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) has initiated dialogue with COVAX, the global procurement facility for vaccines to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi told Parliament today.

Responding to a question raised by Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa, the Minister said the government’s effort is to initially make the COVID-19 vaccine available for 20 per cent of Sri Lanka’s population.
She said vaccines will be available as soon as they receive approval from international medical bodies including WHO. (YohanPerera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Jeeves Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:36 PM

    Astra Zeneca Oxford will provide vaccines on a non-profit basis, as the Oxford scientists state their development is for humanity!

    Bandu Wanigasekera Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:43 PM

    So they took SP's advice in Parliament. The govt Ministers and MPs said it is still on guinea pig stage just a week ago.

    Dee Wednesday, 25 November 2020 02:50 PM

    And I suppose that we would be getting it before any other country in the world and you would be the guest of honour at the launch of the vaccine? So now which 'identified cluster' is this for?

    Gunasekara Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:48 PM

    I do hope the distinguished minister be the first to take the vaccine. Lead by example!!

    brainmaster Wednesday, 25 November 2020 03:57 PM

    make sure you get at least enough for the Royal Family

    Asanka Wednesday, 25 November 2020 05:24 PM

    Great. And if the deal with COVAX does not work out well, you can also ask the Rajapaksa's to pay for the vaccins with their millions of dollars on their Swiss bankaccounts

    Prof Jey R Wednesday, 25 November 2020 05:36 PM

    Oxford Vaccine will be provided for Free,. By World Bank.. via WHO..

    Sachi Kuhananthan, MD Wednesday, 25 November 2020 06:03 PM

    These vaccines are claimed to be 90 percent or more effective. However they studied these vaccines for a very short period. It's not known how long the effect of the vaccine will last. Also the side effects over longer period is not known. Most of Sri Lanka will be infected with covid-19 in 4 months and it's unlikely that vaccine will be available on time even if it is effective. Also the cheapest vaccine will cost about 2000 rupees per dose and 2 doses will be necessary.

    Demand Wednesday, 25 November 2020 06:50 PM

    More you buy, more you get!!!

    roni Wednesday, 25 November 2020 07:02 PM

    Get permission from the joker who said that only vaccines approved tested and tried by WHO would be allowed to used. Before that advise him that he is out of date and not to speak on subjects he knows zero.

    Lanakan Wednesday, 25 November 2020 07:02 PM

    Very good move. Long Live Dialogue shares holders!

    joshua Wednesday, 25 November 2020 08:38 PM

    first negotiate your commission

    Raja De Silva Wednesday, 25 November 2020 09:34 PM

    Negotiate and bring 151 to protect the pohottuwa looters and after that a few thousand more to pump thier henchmen....no need for the masses....they need to keep covid going to swell your looting honeymoon...

    ghry Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:08 PM

    Do you know that WHO has been helping Bill Gates


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