Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi informed Parliament yesterday (26) that the Government will facilitate the first round of COVID-19 Vaccines, once released to the market. She said it will be received by 4.2 million Sri Lankans.
The Minister said that the first round of vaccines will be provided to 20% of the country’s population.
A national committee has been appointed to look into COVID-19 vaccines. However almost all vaccines are in trial stages with no fixed date for its availability to the public at large.
Three technical subcommittees have been appointed to focus on matters such as target groups for the vaccine, prioritization, cost, and usage, the Health Minister said.