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Sri Lankans queue in thousands for Yellow Fever vaccines

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A total of around 5,000 Sri Lankans are currently waiting in line to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine as a prerequisite for their travels to the African continent, informed sources said.

According to the Health Ministry, the Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory for citizens travelling to African countries from other nations. 

Since there is a shortage of Yellow Fever vaccines currently, the Ministry of Health said that 2,000 vaccines will be delivered to the country this week. 

The vaccines were purchased through UNICEF, according to the Ministry.

Sri Lanka requires approximately 6,000 doses of this vaccine to meet its current demand. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • J K Tuesday, 19 September 2023 02:45 AM

    How about we buy these Vaccines from “ lNDIA “ ? , Surely no one is to laughing to my suggestion , isn’t it .

    Terrence K Tuesday, 19 September 2023 08:12 AM

    Why not obtain the services of Mr. Allergic who procured inferior quality drugs and blinded some patients to the rescue of Yellow Fever as he is able to change the colour of the Fever!

    Different Vaccines for different destinations Tuesday, 19 September 2023 08:28 AM

    Regarding Yellow fever, if you want to go to Africa take the vaccine Sri Lanka bought ,for the first time, through the UNICEF. But if you want to go to heavens then take the Indian made vaccine.

    Dilshan Perera Tuesday, 19 September 2023 09:04 PM

    FYI the UNICEF vaccine is also Indian made! Those going to Africa should also take precautions for Malaria..


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