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Another batch of Pfizer vaccines arrive

Sri Lanka today received another consignment of the US-manufactured Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana said that 608,000 doses of the vaccine purchased by the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) were received this morning.

With this consignment, the total number of Pfizer vaccines received by Sri Lanka has increased up to 2.75 million doses.

The vaccine consignment arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at around 2.30 a.m. today onboard Qatar Airways flight QR 668.

It was later transported to the special refrigerated storage facility at the National Blood Center in Narahenpita.