AstraZeneca – SRI LANKA TO USE OXFORD
Colombo (Information 1st); The Authorities of Sri Lanka has determined to import the Oxford- AstraZeneca anti Covid-19 vaccine, mentioned State Minister of Main Well being Care, Epidemics and COVID Illness Management Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle says.
Talking additional the State Minister mentioned, inoculation will begin from mid- February and added that the inoculation can be finished freed from cost.
Sri Lanka at the moment possesses the required services for transportation and storage of the vaccine, she added.
State Minister Fernandopulle famous, one other vaccine will likely be imported to Sri Lanka freed from cost by the COVAX facility .
Chatting with Information 1st the State Minister mentioned, the Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine is essentially the most appropriate vaccine to be used in Sri Lanka as it may be saved at a chilly temperature lesser than the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNtech, which have to be saved at -70 levels. The Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine will also be saved for six months.
Based on the State Minister, 4,000 centres have already established to conduct the vaccination course of, with these employed within the well being sector to be given precedence within the first spherical of vaccinations.