Rumours, the bane of COVID booster vaccine - Consultant | Daily News

Rumours, the bane of COVID booster vaccine - Consultant

The public refusing to obtain the Covid-19 booster vaccine relying on fabricated rumours and misinformation is an unfortunate and dangerous situation, former State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Chairman, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said.

He said it is evident that the public are hesitant to obtain the third or the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine due to this unverified information on possible side effects.

“It is a huge problem as to why the people of our country rely on the rumours”, he said.

He also said the World Health Organization or the Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka has not confirmed any abnormal allergic reactions due to these vaccines so far.

He stressed that all intellectuals in the health sector have a serious responsibility to encourage the public to obtain the third dose.

Dr. Gunasena said the SPC was able to fulfill the task entrusted by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to import all the COVID-19 vaccines required for the Sri Lankans within less than a year.


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