Sri Lanka to get Pfizer & another batch of AstraZeneca vaccines

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka is to receive 78,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in July, the Government said today.

State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Channa Jayasumana said that the 78,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive during the first three weeks of July.

“Pfizer vaccine will be used as the second dose for those who obtained the AstraZeneca vaccine” State Minster Prof. Jayasumana said.

The Government had announced earlier this month that it will import 05 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine this year.

Meanwhile State Minister Sudarshani Fernandupulle said that Sri Lanka expecting 264,000 AstraZeneca vaccines which will be used as the 2nd dose for over 60s.

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