Sri Lanka receives 50,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine

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A consignment of 50,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine yesterday reached the island, with the doses allocated for used in the Central Province.

The Sputnik V first dose has been administered to 114,795 persons and the second dose has been administered to 14,428 persons.

Meanwhile, the administration of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine commenced in Colombo yesterday with persons over the age of 55 who received the AstraZeneca first dose receiving a dose of Pfizer. The Pfizer jab was limited to residents of Colombo 1 to Colombo 15.

The first dose of AstraZeneca has been administered to 925,242 persons and only 384,294 persons have received the second dose of the vaccine. This includes 67 persons vaccinated on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, 155,473 persons received either the first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes 140,041 persons who received the first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine and 15,365 persons who received the second dose of Sinopharm.

Since the administration of the vaccine in Sri Lanka, 2,204,380 persons have received the first dose and 885,809 persons have received both doses.

In total, 3,244,417 persons have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 1,284,531 persons have received both doses of a vaccine.


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