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Only nine countries ahead of SL in jab drive

The latest statistics have revealed that only nine countries with a population of over 20 million are ahead of Sri Lanka in terms of vaccination rates.

There are 60 countries in the world with population more than 20 million. Out of those, only nine countries are ahead of Sri Lanka in the fully vaccinated population percentage. They are Japan 51%, Malaysia 53%, US 54%, Germany 62%, France 62%, Italy 63%, UK 66%, Canada 69% and Spain 74%. Seven out of the above nine are G7 countries and five out of those nine countries produce Vaccines.

 (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca) in (US, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan).

The relevant rates in South Korea and Australia are 38% and 34% respectively. Even with 25% of Sri Lanka’s population, New Zealand’s vaccination rate is at 29% of the population.

(Source: Our World In Data)


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