Inoculation program: SL reaches one million milestone

Amani Nilar | Published: 10:21 AM May 12 2021
Local Inoculation program: SL reaches one million milestone

Sri Lanka has vaccinated over one million persons with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, the Epidemiology Unit says.

According to the statistics of the Epidemiology Unit, 925,242 persons have been inoculated with the first dose of the COVIDSHIELD-AstraZeneca jab while 221,368 persons have received the second dose of the vaccine. 

Moreover, 11,338 have received the first dose of the Sputnik V vaccine while 71,203 have been inoculated with the first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine. 

Sri Lanka began administering the Sputnik V vaccine on 06 May, after receiving approval from the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) and the Sinopharm vaccine rollout began on 08 May.

Residents of Gothatuwa between ages 30-60 became the first to receive the Sputnik V vaccine while the Sinopharm vaccine rollout began with Residents of Panadura between 30-60 ages.

Amani Nilar | Published: 10:21 AM May 12 2021

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