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Sri Lanka should count on a mix of vaccines: Health official

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A top health official said yesterday, Sri Lanka would count on a mix of Covid-19 vaccines to ensure sufficient supplies for inoculation.

Deputy Director General of Public Health Services Dr. Susi Perera told Daily Mirror it was good that the Government remained engaged with other countries to get vaccines. She said it was not advisable to rely only on one supplier given the high global demand for jabs.

However, she said any vaccine would be allowed only after technical and regulatory clearances were given.

Also, she said the health authorities were getting ready to use even the Pfizer vaccine developed by the United States. Earlier, State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana said some documentary work was done to expedite the donation of China’s Sinopharm vaccine.

China has promised to donate 300,000 doses. Besides, the health authorities are now in touch with other vaccine suppliers of China such as Sinovac to get enough stocks in the future. Five Chinese COVID-19 vaccines have passed the final stage. They have been approved in 20 countries. Hungary became the first European country yesterday to use Sinopharm vaccine.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 8

  • Selvakumar Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:19 AM

    China base

    Selvakumar Saturday, 30 January 2021 10:08 AM

    What's ever the sri Lanka getting the coron vaccines great feed back to world !!!

    Selvakumar Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:02 AM

    corona virus vaccines make it, different way to every body mind !!!

    Selvakumar Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:23 AM

    China or India vaccines don't matter but it's free for sri Lanka !!!

    Jude Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:52 AM

    Jabs will give confidence to people to GET back to normalcy! YEAH!!

    Selvakumar Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:02 PM

    Still on the way to vaccines in sri Lanka !!!

    Major Crisis in Europe But India can Help Saturday, 30 January 2021 12:39 PM

    The biggest crisis right now in Europe is the shortage of AstraZeneca vaccine. The European Union has even made a ruling yesterday preventing AstraZeneca vaccines produced in European countries from being sent to other countries without permission from those countries. But India is making the same AstraZeneca Vaccine and even giving them free to Sri Lanka. So the question is Why the Europe is Not Buying the AstraZeneca Vaccine from India ?

    Jayampathi Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:40 PM

    Yes, then we can collect all free lots from all countries.

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