Sri Lanka commences administering Sputnik V vaccines

Sri Lanka began rolling out of the Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia today.

Residents of Gothatuwa between the ages of 30 and 60 were the first to be administered the Sputnik V vaccine.

Sputnik V vaccination programme was launched at Madinnagoda Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, Gothatuwa with the participation of State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof Channa Jayasumana.

The first consignment of 15,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka this week and several more batches are expected to be arrived in the near future. The National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) had in March approved the use of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in Sri Lanka.

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