State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Channa Jayasumana said 50% of the country’s population now remains fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
According to Epidemiology Unit’s update on the progress of COVID-19 immunization, as many as 8,973,670 Sinopharm second dose vaccinations have been rolled out in Sri Lanka to date.
In addition, 949,105 people were fully vaccinated Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine while 758,282 others completed the vaccine course with the Moderna COVID-19 shot.
Meanwhile, both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been administered to a total of 243,685 people and Russia’s Sputnik V shot to 43,453 others.
Ramping up the national inoculation drive, Sri Lanka is currently on track to vaccinate 60% of the population by mid-October this year. – ada derana