50% of Sri Lankans fully vaccinated
The number of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 crossed the 11 million mark, with a total of 11,054,101 persons having received both doses of their respective COVID-19 vaccines. As per the statistics provided by the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, 991,601 persons have received both doses of the COVISHIELD (AstraZeneca) vaccine, while 9,016,530 others are fully vaccinated with China's Sinopharm vaccine.
Moreover, 43,453 persons completed both doses of Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine, while 243,775 second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were administered and 758,742 others received both doses of the Moderna vaccine. State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Channa Jayasumana, also confirmed 50 per cent of Sri Lanka's population now fully vaccinated. (RP)