Over 50% of the population above age 30 received first dose of COVID vaccine in Sri Lanka

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Age below 30 to receive first dose of COVID vaccine in Sri Lanka Soon
Age below 30 to receive first dose of COVID vaccine in Sri Lanka Soon

About Fifty One percent 51% of the total population above 30 in Sri Lanka have been administered with at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to data released. As of now nearly 15 per cent of the country’s population above the age 30 has received the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sri Lanka is one of the leading developing countries in the world in implementing the vaccination Programme against COVID-19.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the health sector official to vaccinate all the people aged over 30 in the Western Province before July 31st. So far, 84% of the people in this age category in Colombo, 85% in Gampaha and 80% in Kalutara Districts have been given the first dose of vaccine.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized the need to inoculate a higher percentage of people in all parts of the country before September in a systematic manner following the receipt of vaccines that have been ordered.

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