Approval to administer Pfizer as 3rd dose

The Director General of Health – Dr. Asela Gunawardena says that approval has been granted to administer the Pfizer vaccine as a third dose and as a booster dose in Sri Lanka for several groups.

Explaining that the third dose and the booster dose are different, Dr. Gunawardena said that a booster dose will be administered to those over 60 years of age, those between 30-60 who are suffering from chronic illnesses, health workers, and frontline workers.

Meanwhile, those with cancer and kidney diseases, alongside persons who have undergone surgeries will be administered a third dose, he added.


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