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COVID-19 vaccine only reduces severity of disease: Dr. Susi Perera

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Inoculation against COVID-19 will only reduce the severity of the disease, and therefore the people who are most at risk will receive the jabs under the mass rollout, an official said.

Deputy Director Generalpublic Health Services Dr. Susi Perera told a news conference that symptoms would be mild after vaccination, and it would reduce fatalities and hospitalizations as a result.

Dr. Perera said people aged below 20 and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding would not be inoculated because such categories had not been experimented properly in the development phase of these vaccines against the pandemic for emergency use. She said people belonging to these categories accounted for 35% of the population in Sri Lanka. However, she also said the health authorities had planned to vaccinate 80% of the remaining population.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Selvakumar Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:05 AM

    It's 20℅, of population will be free vaccines in sri Lanka !!!

    RoaringCreek Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:29 AM

    Thanks for the important advise. This may be a special variant of the vaccine for Sri Lanka. In the US and Europe the vaccine prevents the sickness and the US has stated that they will get back to normal life this summer. This shows the Sri Lanka medial fraternity level of professionalism.

    Tronald Dump Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:32 AM

    Totally unnecessary. A massive over reaction to a flu virus with 99.8% survival rate. Madness.

    cey Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:37 AM

    absolutely correct

    lal Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:43 AM

    Glad to hear from a professional. They should lead from the front as per protocol.

    Ranaweera Thursday, 28 January 2021 08:59 AM

    That is true even with American vaccines. But it provides protection. Health workers should get it. President and elderly members of his cabinet should get it too. They are highly vulnerable and we cannot loose them now.

    TJ Thursday, 28 January 2021 09:22 AM

    Here comes another doctor to confuse Sri Lankans.

    vince Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:47 AM

    Actually what she says is spot on. The problem with Sri Lankan people is that they think a vaccine is a cure. It is not. It is time the government educate people instead of promoting Panis and miracle waters and performing mumbo jumbo.

    Brit Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:34 AM

    #Tronald Dump, come and take a look at our ICU'S. Ambulances have to wait for hours before the Covid 19 victims can get hospitalized. And the UK variant is in Sri Lanka too

    Confusing Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:38 AM

    Quote : " symptoms would be mild after vaccination". Is this after first dose or after second dose? VERY CONFUSING. Did you verify this from OXFORD?

    bdc Monday, 01 February 2021 08:32 AM

    If 35% (


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