COVID-19 vaccination to start today from Western Province
Posted on February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

Army Commander Shavendra Silva says that COVID-19 vaccinations will commence from today (February 15), as per instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Accordingly, arrangements have been made to vaccinate the general public against the COVID-19 virus using the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine.

The vaccination process will initially commence from the Western Province for the groups that interact closely with the public and those who face higher-risks of infection.

People living in high-risk areas of the spread of COVID-19 in the Western Province will be identified and vaccinated as the first step.

Meanwhile, 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, the first batch of a vaccine stock ordered for 9 million, will arrive in Sri Lanka within a week, according to the Army Chief.

More stocks of vaccines are due to arrive from the World Health Organization within the first two weeks of March.

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