32,539 people received the ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine on Saturday (30)

32,539 people received the ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine on Saturday (30)

32,539 people received the ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine on Saturday (30)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

30 Jan, 2021 | 9:18 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  32,539 people were immunized with following the jabbing of the ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine across Sri Lanka.

On Friday (29) 5,286 people received the ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine and the total number of people who received the vaccine stands at 37,825.

Jabbing of the ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine to Army personnel serving at the front lines in the fight against transmission of COVID-19 continued in full swing across 16 island-wide including the Palaly Army Base Hospital, Army Hospital at Anuradhapura, Field Hospital in Mannar, Field Hospital, Vauniya, Army Base Hospital, Minneriya, Combat Training School, Ampara, Army Base Hospital, Kilinochchi, Army Base Hospital, Mullaittivu, Army Hospital, Colombo, Army Base Hospital, Panagoda,1 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps, Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa, Main Dressing Station, 11 Division, Main Dressing Station, 12 Division, Main Dressing Station, 22 Division and the Main Dressing Station, 61 Division.

General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head-National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) taking a close look at the ongoing vaccination project was at Palaly Army Base Hospital on Saturday (30).

Each of those places was scheduled to provide 500 doses and completes the day’s target of 7500 doses.

As per the planned 1st round of vaccination, Army medical teams expect to complete the allocation of 31,000 jabs to Army personnel within the next 3 days from Saturday (30).

Army medical teams at both Colombo Army Hospital at Narahenpita and Panagoda Army Hospital on Friday (29) completed the inoculation of 1000 doses of ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine to Army personnel serving at the front lines in the fight against transmission of COVID-19.

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