oxford astrazeneca vaccine approved in Sri Lanka

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Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine approved in Sri Lanka

Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine approved in Sri Lanka Minister of State Prof. Channa Jayasumana stated that the Oxford Astra Seneca Kovid Vaccine had been approved by the National Drug Regulatory Authority for emergency use in Sri Lanka. The vaccine is manufactured by the British serum company Covshield under a British Oxford-AstraZeneca license and is currently being shipped in samples to neighbouring Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. A sample relevant to Sri Lanka's use had been sent for clearance, and the Drug Regulatory Authority had taken steps to give approval for this drug based on that sample. Accordingly, prior permission has been granted to ship stocks of corona vaccine manufactured in India to Sri Lanka. It is proposed to export supplies of another vaccine called covaccine in India. It is manufactured by Bharath Biotech, an Indian research institute. The vaccine is still under research. However, due to urgent needs, the vaccine was approved for distribution by the Government of India in the first week of January, much to the displeasure of scientists. There is preliminary evidence that India has sent this second drug to neighbouring countries.