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Health workers who are in frontline of the battle against COVID 19 will be the first group to receive the booster dose.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is to be administered as the booster dose.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said that the booster dose will be provided six months after receiving the second dose. He said that frontline health workers and Tri-Forces personnel who are assisting in controlling the spread of the virus will initially receive the booster dose and then workers in airport, ports and tourism sectors.

Dr. Gunawardena said the third dose to persons over the age of 60 years will be next, followed by those with various diseases in age group 30-60.

“Afterwards everyone above the age of 20 will be given the booster dose,” he said.

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