Sri Lanka marks one year since COVID vaccine roll-out

Sri Lanka marks one year since COVID vaccine roll-out

Sri Lanka marks one year since COVID vaccine roll-out

Written by Zulfick Farzan

29 Jan, 2022 | 7:27 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka on Saturday (29) marked one year since it started administering the vaccine against COVID-19.

According to State Minister (Professor) Channa Jayasumana the vaccine distribution is as follows:

A total of 35,634,497 doses of vaccines were administered.

Sinopharm: 23,029,353
Pfizer: 7,798,598
Astrazeneca: 2,899,460
Moderna: 1,592,162
Sputnik; 314,924

1st dose: 16,626,011
2nd dose: 13,911,181
Booster dose; 5,097,305

The COVID-19 vaccination drive in Sri Lanka began on 29th January 2021, with three military personnel in the frontline of combatting the pandemic, receiving the jabs of India’s AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccine.

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