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Sri Lanka administers COVID-19 booster dose

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Sri Lanka yesterday started administering the third dose or the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health workers. According to the health authorities, the booster dose will be administered six months after the second dose is administered.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said the Pfizer vaccine will be administered as the booster dose.

The booster dose will be first administered to medical staff and frontline workers including the Tri-Forces, Police, Port and Aviation and Tourism.

After the completion of the vaccination of frontline workers, the third dose will be administered to persons over 60 years of age and thereafter it will be administered to individuals between the ages 30-60, with other illnesses.

He said the booster shot will finally be administered to all persons aged over 20 years.

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