According to COVID19 Vaccine rollout tracking, Sri Lanka reached 10 million milestone for Covid-19 vaccination drive. So far over 10 million (10,076,981) first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka. Over 86% of the total population above age 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 about 20% of the country’s population above the age 30 has received the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over 2.2 million second doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka so far received over 14.6 million vaccines. The highest number of vaccines per day of 515,830 administered on July 29 and Sri Lanka administered 513,820 doses of COVID vaccines July 30.
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the health sector officials to start the vaccinate all the students and people aged below 30 once completed the ongoing vaccination program of above 30 age. President gave these instructions at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat with the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control on the vaccination drive and future operations. Health officials said that the age category below 30 is comparatively less risky for COVID than the people over 60 years of age.