Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says the government abides by the recommendations and advice of the World Health Organisation regardless of the research released by various institutions pertaining to the coronavirus and immunity related to COVID-vaccinations.
Government Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara speaking in Parliament today questioned the Health Minister over a statement made by State Minister Channa Jayasumana that protection from the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson COVID-vaccines is waning after six months.
The MP questioned if the research revealed by the State Minister has been accepted by the WHO as panic has been created among the public, and therefore called for the Health Ministry’s view on the matter.
Responding, Minister Rambukwella said decisions of the Ministry are based on the recommendations and advice of the WHO, adding that when determined by the WHO the Ministry does not contest decisions.
Minister Rambukwella said a majority of eligible citizens are vaccinated adding that Sri Lanka has also commenced the booster shot.
The Minister added that while they don’t rule out any research, the Ministry remains attentive, while WHO decisions are its parameter.