“There was a large crowd in the Western Province hoping to get the second dose of AstraZeneca. It is a great relief to the people who were expecting the second dose of AstraZeneca”, she said.
The Minister also thanked the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Covax Foundation which have been instrumental in obtaining this vaccine.
The Minister urged the public to come to the relevant vaccination centres and obtain the vaccine in accordance with this vaccination program which was implemented from yesterday
“The first dose of COVID 19 vaccines has been given to 9,944,683 individuals and the second dose of the same vaccine has been given to 2,154,206 persons.
Accordingly, the first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine has been given to 7,945,20 people after it was rolled out among Sri Lankan nationals on May 08 this year and the second dose has been administered to 1,753,818 individuals.
A total of 159,081 individuals have received the first dose of the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine and the second dose has been administered to 14,503 persons. The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine has been given to 201,495 persons and 713,