Sri Lanka reaches 3 million milestone for Covid-19 vaccination drive. Over 3 million (3,104,965) first doses of the coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Sri Lanka, according to the Government Information. The highest number of vaccines per day of 173,518 admininistred on June 30. Sri Lanka reaches 1 million milestone for Covid-19 vaccinations program on May 12 and reached 2 million milestone on June 8. More than 3 million Sri Lankans had received their first dose of a COVID-19 as at July 5th.
President has advised the health officials to prioritize people over the age of 60, pregnant women and public sector employees during vaccination rollout.
Sri Lanka’s COVID19 Vaccine Rollout Tracking.
India – AstraZeneca – 925,242 (1st jab) / 384,227 (2nd)
Russia – SputnikV – 114,795 (1st jab) / 14,428 (2nd)
China – Sinopharm – 2,064,928 (1st jab / 870,446 (2nd)
January 29, 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. The drive was began at the Army Hospital in Narahenpita as frontline workers fighting COVID-19 were vaccinated with the ‘Made in India’ Covishield vaccine. Government said they will use ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare Fund balance Rs. 1360 Million for the vaccine roll-out.
Sri Lanka received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine free of charge from India and later government purchased another 500,000 vaccines. Sri Lanka received another consignment of 265,000 vaccine doses under COVAX facility. Accordingly, Sri Lanka received a total of 1,265,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka received a donation of 600,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine and later received another 600,000. On July 4th, Sri Lanka received 1 million Sinopharm vaccines.
Sri Lanka received 15,000 Russia’s Sputnik vaccines Under the first phase and later received another 50,000.
July 5th Sri Lanka received 26,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccines and to be administered those who received the Astra Zeneca as their first jabs.