More Pfizer vaccines arrive in Sri Lanka

More Pfizer vaccines arrived in Sri Lanka today, officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) said.

A batch of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived from the United States today.

On 5th July, the first consignment of 26,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Sri Lanka.

The Pfizer vaccine was initially administered as the 2nd jab for those who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine as the first dose.

However, the vaccination program was suspended after it was assured that more AstraZeneca vaccines will be received.

The Advisory Board of the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) approved the emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Sri Lanka in May. (Colombo Gazette)