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Approval on Pfizer vaccine usage soon: Medical Expert

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The approval on the usage of Pfizer vaccines in the country will be delivered soon, after considering the relevant details, Dr. Rajeeva De Silva, a member of the Panel of Experts on COVID vaccines said today.

He told the media that they had been forwarded the details with regard to the Pfizer vaccine and added those details would be taken into consideration when giving the approval.

The eight-member panel earlier gave approval on the usage of AstraZeneca and Sputnik vaccines in the country.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) President Dr. Padma Gunaratne said it would take at least three weeks after receiving the second dose to ensure the full protection of AstraZeneca vaccine.

“However, the first dose of the vaccine could offer some sort of protection against the virus,” she underscored.

She also said the possibility of one getting severe complications would be lower with the first dose of the vaccine. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Appi Tuesday, 04 May 2021 08:08 PM

    Approvals are coming but no vaccines are coming.... Get something going before it's too late.

    RoaringCreek Tuesday, 04 May 2021 08:10 PM

    To me this is joke. The Pfizer vaccine was the first to be approved by UK and the US way back in December 2020. Sri Lanka had a negative approach to this vaccine saying it had to be stored at -70 degree Celsius. If fact is was not that, it was Sri Lanka was expecting free vaccine from the WHO, the typical Sri Lanka culture. No vaccine and not pushed to the wall and now talk of Pfizer vaccine. Hypocrites!

    Shirley Phillips Tuesday, 04 May 2021 08:31 PM

    German Pfizer / BionTech TYPE RAN Doses x 2 effective 95 % .Storage -70. German Euro 8 to 10 contact German Embassy.

    michael Tuesday, 04 May 2021 08:48 PM

    How strange they take so long to approve the Pfizer when the Chinese n sputnik r getting fast approvals.

    Abhaya Premawardena Tuesday, 04 May 2021 09:23 PM

    lol it is laughable to see our experts trying to approve what is already approved worldwide, Hope they don't trip over themselves.

    Joshua Tuesday, 04 May 2021 09:33 PM

    yes approve everything on site as we are beggars big time.

    Lal Wednesday, 05 May 2021 06:32 AM

    We thought ordering Pfizer from USA would anger our beloved friend China until things got out of hand needed every vaccine we can get


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