Colombo, Sept 18 (AdaDerana) – The total number of people in Sri Lanka who received both doses of their respective COVID-19 vaccine has reached 10,968,19 on Friday (Sep. 17).
State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, Prof. Channa Jayasumana said 50% of the country’s population now remains fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
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According to the Epidemiology Unit’s update on the progress of COVID-19 immunization, as many as 8,973,670 Sinopharm second dose vaccinations have been rolled out in Sri Lanka to date.
In addition, 949,105 people have been fully vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine while 758,282 others completed the vaccine course with the Moderna COVID-19 shot.
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Meanwhile, both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been administered to a total of 243,685 people and Russia’s Sputnik V shot to 43,453 others.
Ramping up the national inoculation drive, Sri Lanka is currently on track to vaccinate 60% of the population by mid-October this year.
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