Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena says the decision to issue Pfizer vaccines to the Hambantota District, was reached by the government.
Dr. Gunawardena said the decision pertaining to the distribution of each type of vaccine to relevant districts is not made by the World Health Organisation but the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force led by the President.
Dr. Asela Gunawardena made this statement in response to charges levelled by certain factions of the government that the distribution process of vaccines in the country was determined by the WHO.
Meanwhile, the Director General of Health Services said orders have been placed for Pfizer vaccine doses which will be administered to school children.
Accordingly, he added four million vaccine doses are due to arrive next month.