COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka has received 1.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the U.S. through the U.N.-backed COVAX facility.
It was the second shipment to Sri Lanka from the global COVAX effort after an AstraZeneca delivery in March.
Sri Lanka has given 36% of its population their first vaccine dose while 13% have received both doses.
Its vaccination campaign was set back by halted shipments of AstraZeneca from the Indian producer. It then turned to Sinopharm, Sputnik V and Pfizer to get its population inoculated.
Sri Lanka has confirmed 279,059 coronavirus infections with 3,611 fatalities.