This morning, Sri Lanka received another shipment of 26,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (12).
After arriving at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in the early hours of today, the consignment of vaccine doses was carried to storage in dedicated vehicles.
According to State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana, the current stocks of the Pfizer vaccine would be used to continue the vaccination program in the Mannar District.
On July 5, the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) received the first shipment of 26,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine it had acquired.
The SPC has ordered 200,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, with another 60,000 doses due in the third week of July and another 90,000 doses due the following week.
A total of 8,571,000 doses of Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, and Pfizer vaccines have been delivered to Sri Lanka, with 5,330,492 doses administered to the general populace.
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill