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SL to get 1,440,000 more US-funded COVAX vaccines by end May

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Sri Lanka will get 1,440,000 doses of vaccines to provide immunity against Covid under COVAX facility, which is mainly funded by the United States.

US is the single largest donor to COVAX which has committed 8.4 million doses of vaccines to Sri Lanka. COVAX is a platform to provide equitable global access and distribution of safe, effective, and high-quality WHO-authorized vaccines.

According to the US embassy, the country had already donated US$ 2 billion to COVAX and will provide another similar amount. COVAX has committed to providing 8.4 million vaccine vials to Sri Lanka, which will cover 20% of Sri Lanka’s population.

Sri Lanka had received its first delivery of 264,000 doses of COVAX vaccine in March. It is slated to receive 1,440,000 more vials by the end of May, with the remainder of the consignment to reach by the second half of 2021.

The embassy says the US Congress recently provided more than US$11 billion for America’s response to global COVID pandemic and to be used to save lives by supporting broad and equitable vaccine access; providing aid to mitigate secondary impacts of COVID, like hunger.

“Our support represents nearly 40% of all commitments to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC),” the embassy said. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Ranjan Wednesday, 28 April 2021 05:50 AM

    Mr Wimalawansa, Why don't you protest for that

    Rukmal Seneviratne Wednesday, 28 April 2021 06:44 AM

    It is very likely that this was the result of the discussion that the SJB held with the embassy officials

    Selvakumar Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:25 AM

    Corona never end!!!

    RoaringCreek Wednesday, 28 April 2021 09:41 AM

    That means the 800,000 given as the first dose gone with the wind. Poor planing as expected. Sar fail.

    Sana Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:17 AM

    This must be “jathiyanthara kumantharanayak”. our politicians say USA is bad but their money is good. Where is wimal and gamanpilla.. These 2 will shit for money

    Era Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:43 AM

    Poor poor administration by the gov. Worse gov ever after I depends e for certain.

    Lion Wednesday, 28 April 2021 12:03 PM

    Most of the politicians have their children in USA either studying or working. When these idiots talk of politics they lambasted mercilessly the USA very country who comes for help when we are in need. Such ungratefulness would not auger well for our country.

    Punchi Banda Wednesday, 28 April 2021 02:28 PM

    We our being unpatriotic to our chinese masters by discarding the China vaccine and accepting the US vaccines.


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