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Sri Lanka gets first batch of Moderna COVID vaccine

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Over 1.5 million Moderna vaccines from the COVAX dose-sharing mechanism landed in Sri Lanka on Friday (16) morning.This is the first batch of Moderna Inc.’s coronavirus vaccine to reach Sri Lanka, as US President Joe Biden begins sharing the American stockpile of shots.Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry said the vaccines will be administered in the Kandy District.“These vaccines are given at no cost to the Government of Sri Lanka as part of America’s commitment to ending the global pandemic and our enduring partnership with the people of Sri Lanka.

They will help Sri Lankans get back to work and to stay healthy, a gift we make in reflection of the long-standing friendship between the United States and Sri Lanka,” said Alaina.

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