Sri Lanka receives another 65,000 doses of Sputnik V Covid vaccine

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Another batch of 65,000 doses of the Russia-manufactured Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka early Friday (June 11), State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana said.

The batch of 65,000 doses consists of 15,000 second doses & 50,000 first doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute.

The 15,000 second doses will be given to those who have been given the first dose of Sputnik V from the earlier batch and the 50,000 first doses will be given to the people of Kandy District, the State Minister said.

This is the third vaccine consignment delivered by the Russian government, in keeping with a purchase order placed by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC).

The government has ordered 1.3 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine and the first batch of 15,000 doses arrived in Sri Lanka on May 04. The second batch of 50,000 doses arrived on May 27.

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