Dr. Hemantha Herath on a possible third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath, at a press conference held today (August 02), spoke on the possibility of a third shot for the COVID-19 vaccine.

He said, “The most common method against viruses is annual vaccination. Thereby, considering scientifically, there is a good chance that it would be the same for this new virus.”

Dr. Herath said that many countries are considering giving a third dose or an additional dose annually.

“The situation in Sri Lanka is similar. Based on the data available, it’s important to be prepared for that in the future.”

(ada derana)

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