COLOMBO (News 1st): Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says that a consignment of 12,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine is due to arrive in the country.
Accordingly, the consignment, which is due to reach Sri Lanka on 20 September, will be utilized to vaccinate those who have already obtained the first dose of the vaccine.
Over 150,000 persons in the Kandy District were previously inoculated with the first dose of the Sputnik – V vaccine previously, and another consignment of 30,000 vaccine doses were later utilized to vaccinate those who are over 6o years of age.
The Minister states that the relevant consignment which is due to reach the country on Monday will be used to vaccinate the population of Kandy District within three days, and the Minister further states that he expects to fully vaccinate all those who obtained the first dose within the next week itself.
He added that with this consignment, around 99% of the total population of the District over the age of 20 years will be fully vaccinated.