Advisory Committee approves use of Moderna, Pfizer as second jab

The use of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as the second jab for those vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, has been approved by the Health Ministry’s Advisory Committee.

State Minister of Production, Supply, and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Professor Channa Jayasumana said that the Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases of the Health Ministry has approved the move.

Accordingly, all those who obtained the AstraZeneca vaccine as the first dose can be administered with the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as the second jab.

Meanwhile, Moderna was given emergency use approval in Sri Lanka today. Sri Lanka is to receive Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in two weeks.

State Minister, Professor Channa Jayasumana said that the Government is to receive three vaccine brands still not in use in Sri Lanka.

He said that the brands include the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Sri Lanka is also expected to receive the Sinovac vaccine.

Professor Channa Jayasumana said that all three vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka in two weeks. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. My question is what are you going to achieve by saving the lives in Sri Lanka, other than people getting caught in stupidity. What’s so good about begging the world to survive, at the same time multiplying like rabbits? At least you can make a good curry using rabbit meat. What do you do with foolish and corrupt Sri Lankans who fool themselves and others by sitting in temples and churches?

    You can beg the world and survive for the time being, but deadly viruses yet to be released and you have no chance of fighting against it. The world powers have decided to clean the world to protect their powers and the environment of world. You wish you can continue to beg others and multiply to damage the world’s environment. Only the powerful nations will survive but beggars will be gone in the 21st century

  2. A minister is visiting a school, but watch how many police officers are providing security. It shows how people are divided in South Asia based on political ideology, wealth, language, religion, caste and gender. The funny thing is, the politicians think this kind of overwhelming security makes them important and popular, instead of feeling shame about their divisions.


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