Colombo, August 2 (AdaDerana) – Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that over 19,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered so far at the 24-hour vaccination center established at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo.
He said that a total of 19,075 doses of the vaccine donated by Japan have been administered between 8.30 a.m. yesterday and 5.00 a.m. this morning (02).
Sri Lanka Army yesterday launched a 24-hour vaccination drive for the first time to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca doses which had recently arrived from Japan.
Meanwhile, the Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs received from Japan will be administered in 18 MOH offices – 05 in Kalutara District and 15 in Gampaha District as well as 13 hospitals and 08 selected locations in Colombo District, including the 24-hour center at Viharamahadevi Park.
Those who are arriving to receive their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are required to bring their National Identity Card (NIC) and vaccination card.