The Government has decided to temporarily suspend the Covid vaccination programme.
Daily Mirror reported that State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshani Fernandopulle said the vaccination programme was suspended from Wednesday night.
She said the Covid vaccination programme was temporarily suspended as there was a delay in securing more AstraZeneca vaccines.
The Serum Institute of India recently suspended exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
State Minister of Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulation Professor Channa Jayasumana had assured last week that Sri Lanka will receive a stock of AstraZeneca vaccines ordered from the Serum Institute on time.
However, according to Daily Mirror Sri Lanka has not been able to secure an assurance the next stock of AstraZeneca vaccines will arrive on time.