There is no scientific opinion in the world that people in close proximity of a port or airport should be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine Parliamentarian and Professor of virology Thissa Vitharana said.
When asked about the comments made by the Chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Corporation on the expeditious administration of the Pfizer vaccine to young people between the ages of 20 and 30 in Hambantota, he said vaccination programs are mainly decided by powerful politicians, not veteran medical professionals. Prof. Thissa Vitharana stated this while participating in a YouTube discussion with journalist Chamuditha Samarawickrema.
Although none of the existing vaccines provides 100% protection against the disease, it has now been scientifically proven that these vaccines can prevent the morbidity and mortality caused by the Covid virus. Therefore, it is important to get vaccinated, he said.