About 75% of the total population vaccinated with at least 1 dose

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Get the Vaccination Today Sri Lanka
Get the Vaccination Today Sri Lanka

According to COVID19 Vaccine rollout tracking, So far more than 15.8 million first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka. About 75% of the total population in Sri Lanka have been administered with at least 1 dose.

Over 13.6 million second doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka. More than 64% of the total population in Sri Lanka have been administered with two dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Officials say that approximately 85% of the country’s population over the age of 16 years has been vaccinated with both doses of Covid-19 vaccines. 

Pfizer vaccine is administering to all those over 20 years as a Third Dose in Sri Lanka. About 100,000 Pfizer vaccine have been so far given as the Booster Third Dose.

State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana says over 1 million school children have been administered the Pfizer vaccine so far.

Meanwhile during World Health Organization’s media briefing on COVID19 WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that vaccines reduce the risk of hospitalisation, severe disease and death. But they do not fully prevent COVID19 transmission.

Almost 2 million cases of COVID19 were reported in Europe last week, the most in a single week in that region since the pandemic started. Almost 27,000 deaths were reported from Europe, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths globally last week.


“COVID19 is surging in countries with lower vaccination rates in Eastern Europe, but also in countries with some of the world’s highest vaccination rates in Western Europe”

“It’s another reminder, as we have said again and again, that vaccines do not replace the need for other COVID19 precautions”

“Vaccines reduce the risk of hospitalisation, severe disease and death. But they do not fully prevent #COVID19 transmission. Some European countries are now reintroducing restrictions to curb transmission and take the pressure off their health systems”.
“We continue to recommend the tailored and proportionate use of testing, masks, physical distancing, measures to prevent crowding, improve ventilation, and more. And get vaccinated when it’s your turn”.

“Every country must constantly assess its situation and adjust its approach accordingly. With the right mix of measures, it’s possible for countries to find the balance between keeping #COVID19 transmission down and keeping their societies and economies open”.

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