Any citizen above 20 years of age who has received the 2nd dose of the covid vaccine a minimum of 3 months ago can walk in to any vaccination centre in the country and get the booster dose (Pfizer) says State Minister Prof Channa Jayasumana, reports Hiru News.

1) Three months past since your 2nd dose (Az, Sinopharm, Sputnik, Moderna or Pfizer)

2) 20 years and above

Please bring your NIC and vaccination card.

Two doses of a Covid vaccine are not enough to stop you catching the Omicron variant, UK scientists have warned.

Early analysis of UK Omicron and Delta cases showed the vaccines were less effective at stopping the new variant.

But a third booster prevents around 75% of people getting any Covid symptoms.

World Health Organization WHO says it’s reasonable to believe the vaccines will offer some protection against Omicron