500,000 COVISHIELD Vaccines to arrive in March: SPC

500,000 COVISHIELD Vaccines to arrive in March: SPC

500,000 COVISHIELD Vaccines to arrive in March: SPC

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

10 Mar, 2021 | 6:39 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A consignment of 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVISHIELD Vaccines ordered by the government are expected to arrive in the country within this month, the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC) said.

The vaccine manufacturing company has agreed to provide the remaining 500,000 doses by next month, Dinusha Dassanayake, the General Manager at the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka told News 1st on Wednesday (Mar. 10).

As of now, 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVISHIELD Vaccines have been ordered from Serum Institute India; of that, 500,000 doses were already received.

Furthermore, 264,000 AztraZeneca Vaccines were provided to Sri Lanka under the COVAX Facility of the World Health Organisation.

The COVID-19 Vaccination drive in the country will continue uninterrupted, the Ministry of Health noted.

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