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Army inoculate 1,000 personnel today; 7,500 more to be inoculated tomorrow 

A total of 1,000 Army personnel serving at the frontline in the fight against COVID-19 had been inoculated today and 7,500 more to be inoculated at Military Hospitals across the country tomorrow, the Army said.

Army medical teams at both Colombo Army Hospital at Narahenpita and Panagoda Army Hospital completed the inoculation of 1,000 doses of ‘AstraZeneca Covishield’ vaccine to Army personnel today.

On Saturday, a total of 7500 more vaccines are scheduled to be jabbed at Military Hospitals in Anuradhapura, Minneriya, Trincomalee, Mannar, Vavuniya, Palaly, Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Diyatalawa and Ampara while separate mobile medical units are expected to provide the vaccine to Army personnel serving the 12 Division and the 61 Division in Hambantota and Boossa areas.

As per the planned 1st round of vaccination, Army medical teams expect to complete the allocation of 31,000 jabs to Army personnel within the next 4 days from today.

After the first dose was inoculated to Colonel Saveen Semage, Deputy Director, Directorate of Army Preventive Medicine and Mental Health Services, two more frontline Army personnel (Officer and Other Rank) representing the line of command in the organization received their doses.