Colombo, Dec 12 (AdaDerana) – State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana says that a decision has been taken to administer the third dose or booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to everyone over the age of 20 years.
He said that the booster jab can be obtained by visiting the nearest vaccination center or the easiest location available to them.
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The state minister said that they have decided to expedite the rollout of the booster dose due to the fact that people will be travelling much more during the festive season at the end of the year.
Persons over the age of 20 years in the city of Colombo can receive their booster dose of the COVID vaccine from the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office in their area, according to the Regional Epidemiologist of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Dinuka Guruge.
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Dr. Guruge stated that persons over the age of 20 years who are living or working in Colombo and have received their second dose of the vaccine (AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik, Pfizer, Moderna) over 03 months ago, are eligible to get the booster dose at the MOH office in their area.
She stated that those who have been infected with Covid-19 after receiving their second dose of the vaccine are requested to get the booster dose after 06 months since the day of infection.
She stated that the Pfizer vaccine will be administered as the booster dose or third dose and that all MOH offices in Colombo will also be open for walk-ins.
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