Sri Lanka orders 14 million Pfizer vaccines as booster dose
Posted on September 21st, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Sept 21 (NewsWire) – The State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC) has secured the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine for the Sri Lankan population.

Chairman of the SPC Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said 14 million doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine have been procured to be administered as the third dose.

According to News First, Dr. Gunasena said the inoculation of the third dose will commence from mid-October or early November and will cover the entire population of Sri Lanka.

The SPC has so far secured a total of 31.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. This is adequate to fully vaccinate the over 18 population in Sri Lanka,” he added.

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