Pfizer vaccine to reach SL in July; will be used as 02nd dose for AztraZeneca

Pfizer vaccine to reach SL in July; will be used as 02nd dose for AztraZeneca

Pfizer vaccine to reach SL in July; will be used as 02nd dose for AztraZeneca

Written by Zulfick Farzan

23 Jun, 2021 | 3:35 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Pfizer Inc., an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation will provide 78,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccines in July, to Sri Lanka.

State Minister (Professor) Channa Jayasumana speaking to reporters said 26,000 doses will be provided per week, for three weeks in July.

“Sri Lanka will also receive a total of 05 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine,” he told on Wednesday (23).

The State Minister also noted that the World Health Organization will provide 264,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine via the COVAX program in July.

“The 264,000 doses will be used as the second dose for those who already received the first jab,” while the Pfizer vaccine doses will also be used as the second jab for those who received the first AstraZeneca dose.

Sri Lanka will also receive the Moderna vaccine doses via the US Global Vaccine Donation program, said Professor Channa Jayasumana, adding these too will be used as the second dose for those who received the AstraZeneca Vaccine.

“Sri Lanka has already prepared the necessary facilities for those vaccines,” he said.

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