A consignment of 15,000 vials of second dose of the Russian-made Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines was brought to the country this morning, State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) General Manager Dinusha Dassanayake said.

He said the consignment of vaccines landed at 12.30 am at the airport and was freighted by an Emirates Airways aircraft.

He said a total of 150,000 doses of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines was scheduled to be given as the second dose and this was part of that.