Second vaccine dose to be administered from 1st week May

2021-04-19 at 17:48

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVIShield vaccine will be administered from the 1st week of May.

When contacted by NewsRadio Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera confirmed the move.

A special discussion was held today pertaining to the inoculation of the second dose of the COVIShield vaccine to those who received the first jab.

The inoculation process and vaccination dates were discussed with the expert committee.

925,242 persons have thus far received the COVIShield jabs in Sri Lanka as part of the National Vaccination Drive.