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Over 500,000 vaccinated so far

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry announced that 42,925 individuals have been vaccinated yesterday. Accordingly, a total of 509,275 individuals have been vaccinated the COVISHIELD vaccine since January 29.



COVID jabs for 509,275 persons to date

The Health Ministry Epidemiology Unit yesterday said that 509,275 persons had been vaccinated against COVID-19 since the inoculation drive began on January 29.

Issuing a press release, the Epidemiology Unit said that 42,925 people were vaccinated on Monday.

India donated 500,000 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India to Sri Lanka in January as part of its “Vaccine Maitri” programme.

The consignment arrived on January 28. The priority was given to vaccinate frontline health workers and members of the Security Forces. The vaccination programme was extended to persons over 60 years and the workforce later. The Parliamentarians were also given the vaccine.

The second consignment of 500,000 doses of COVISHIELD vaccines was arrived in Sri Lanka on February 25.

It was purchased from India as per an agreement between the State Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Serum Institute of India to buy 10 million doses of the vaccine.