Head of the Presidential Task Force for National Deployment and Vaccination Plan, Lalith Weeratunga says Sri Lanka so far spent US$ 60 to 65 million to purchase Covid-19 vaccines. Sri Lanka so far received over 14.6 million vaccines.
More than 10 million people have so far received the first dose of the vaccines, while the second dose has already been administered to over 2.1 million.
The government aims to vaccinate 11.5 million people above 30 years by August 31, 2021 and another four million thereafter. Moves are underway to give the vaccine to all Sri Lankans between the ages of 12 to 30 once the ongoing vaccination program completed.
Lalith Weeratunga expressed optimism of completing the inoculation campaign by the end of December this year with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO).
President has urged all Sri Lankans not be misled by the false propaganda about the vaccination drive. Everybody should come forward to receive the jab and help the government to overcome the socio-economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.