Today Sri Lanka completes 1 year since began the COVID Vaccination drive. On January 29 last year, The COVID-19 vaccination drive kicked off in Sri Lanka, a day after India’s gift of 5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine reached the island nation. Sri Lanka is one of the leading developing countries in the world in implementing the vaccination Programme against COVID-19.
Sri Lanka Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella urges all citizens to get the booster dose.
According to COVID19 Vaccine rollout tracking, So far more than 16.5 million first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka. More than 77% of the total population in Sri Lanka have been administered with at least 1 dose.
Over 13.8 million second doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka.
Health Officials say that approximately 80% of the country’s population over the age of 12 years has been vaccinated with both doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
So far more than 5 million booster doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka only about 31% of the target population have taken the booster. (LankaXpress.com)