Various groups including lawyers are now seen expressing viewpoints about COVID vaccines, misleading the general public, State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.
"I cannot express opinions on something related to law as I am not from that field. I am qualified only in the field of medicines," she told reporters.
"Therefore, those who have zero knowledge on vaccines and medicines should abstain from speaking about them, as it could paint a wrong picture about vaccines and thereby discourage people to get their relevant dose," she emphasised.
In a situation where a number of COVID cases is on the rise, Dr. Fernandopulle said that the people should make sure they get the all-important vaccines in due time.
"At least 63% of total population has been offered with both the doses. However, what's worrying is that only 23% has received the booster dose," she pointed out.
Thus, Dr. Fernandopulle requested people to get the booster dose without getting carried away and deceived by myths and misconceptions. (Sheain Fernandopulle)