Sri Lanka began administering the Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 on Thursday, which was established by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
With the participation of State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof Channa Jayasumana, vaccination with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine began this morning (06) at the Madinnagoda Raja Maha Viharaya in the Gothatuwa Medical Officer of Health Division.
Residents of Gothatuwa between the ages of 30 and 60 were the first to receive the Sputnik V vaccine.
The first consignment of 15,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday (04) and 13 million doses will be received in installments 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 and the Sri Lanka cabinet approved the purchase 7 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine at a cost of US$ 69.65 million.