Vaccine booster dose for the people over 60 years of age will commence today

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State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana said Sri Lanka will commence administering the Pfizer vaccine as the booster dose to those over the age of 60 starting from today. He said that the COVID-19 booster vaccine rollout will be carried out in the Western and Southern provinces and in Anuradhapura and Ampara districts from today. The third dose will administered to persons in the age group of 60 years and above who have completed 03 months after receiving the second dose. Prof. Jayasumana said regardless of which type of vaccine had been administered as the first and second dose, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be provided as the third dose.

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