Donate Sri Lanka 600,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines enabling them to give outstanding 2nd doses

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Donate Sri Lanka 600,000 Astra Zeneca vaccines enabling them to give outstanding 2nd doses

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Poorvie Hewa Pathiranage started this petition to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister) and

This is an emergency appeal, kindly requesting a donation of 600,000 AstraZeneca vaccines on behalf of all Sri Lankans

Covid third wave has hit very hard in Sri Lanka. Currently, there are about 50 deaths daily with over 2,000 cases. The Sri Lankan health system is about to be overwhelmed. They have started the vaccination programme in early February with a supply of Covishield (AstraZeneca vaccines) vaccines from India and predominantly these vaccines were given to health care professionals.

They did follow the same guidelines as the United Kingdom, giving the first dose to as many people as possible hoping to obtain another supply when these people are due for the second dose in 3 months' time. Unfortunately, due to the current situation in India mainly, they have not been able to obtain enough doses to give to all the people that have had the first doses of the Covishield /AZ vaccine. There is a shortage of 600,000 doses.

As most of these people are health care professionals and front-line workers, we sincerely appeal to the UK Government, The Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, to donate this, much-needed amount of AstraZeneca vaccines urgently to the Sri Lanka Government

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