More Sputnik V vaccines expected this week | Sunday Observer

More Sputnik V vaccines expected this week

5 June, 2021

Manufacturers of the Russia-developed Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine have confirmed the delivery of another consignment to Sri Lanka, a local TV station reported quoting State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Channa Jayasumana. According to the report, a batch of 15,000 second doses and a consignment of 50,000 first doses of Sputnik V jabs are expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on Friday (June 11).

Russia delivered the second batch of Sputnik V vaccines containing 50,000 doses to Sri Lanka on May 28, in keeping with a purchase order placed by the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) to boost the island’s inoculation drive.

The first batch of the vaccine containing 15,000 doses was delivered in early May.