21,715 persons receive 2nd vaccine dose yesterday

2021-05-05 at 07:14

21,715 individuals have received the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVIShield vaccine yesterday.

Accordingly, 139,286 persons have thus far been fully vaccinated as of last evening.

Sri Lanka commenced the national COVID-19 vaccination drive on the 29th of January with 925,242 persons administered the first dose of the COVIShield vaccine until the 15th of April.

The inoculation of the second dose of the COVIShield vaccine commenced on the 26th of April.

The Ministry of Health said additionally 2,435 Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka have also been given the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine.