12,292 people given COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (16)

12,292 people given COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (16)

12,292 people given COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (16)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 Mar, 2021 | 3:10 pm

Colombo (News 1st); 12,292 people were given the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday (16), said the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health.

In total 796,792 people were given the vaccine so far in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka on the 29th of January 2021 commenced its COVID-19 vaccination drive, a day after receiving a consignment of 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccines gifted by India.

Three Army personnel and a senior doctor received the first jabs, marking the launch of the roll-out at six main hospitals in Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

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