Another consignment of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka next week.
State Minister Professor Channa Jayasumana said that the consignment will consist of 120,000-second doses of the Russian manufactured vaccine.
He further said the stock of vaccines will be administered within the Kandy District and other areas.
According to the Health Ministry, over 120,000 people are awaiting the second dose of the vaccine.
A delay in administering the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine was reported after a shortage of the said dose.
Sri Lanka last received 15,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine on 31st August 2021.
The National Medical Regulatory Authority (NMRA) approved the emergency use of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine on 04th March 2021.
The first batch of 15,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived on 4th May, with the Government rolling out the vaccination drive to inoculate residents of Gothatuwa.
The Government is expected to receive a total of 07 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine as per the order placed by the State Pharmaceutical Corporation of Sri Lanka. (NewsWire)