Paediatrician Dr. BJC Perera says the age at which children are vaccinated against the coronavirus could be amended in future.
Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today Dr. Perera said there is no scientific research and reasons to vaccinate children in the smaller age category adding that trials are however underway in other parts of the world.
Dr. Perera added a vaccine is also being trailed among children above six years with the results expected within a month.
Therefore, the Paediatrician said the current group eligible for vaccinations could change in future.
Dr. Perera said certain developed countries are already vaccinating children above five years.
Dr. BJC Perera on a separate note said while COVID-positive children may not exhibit symptoms, they are still very likely of spreading the virus to another.
He claimed that 80-90% of children don’t exhibit critical coronavirus symptoms.
However he said children who contract the Omicron variant of the virus are likely to have much critical symptoms compared to other variants.
Meanwhile Dr. BJC Perera urged the public to obtain the booster vaccine dose without hesitation by setting aside all myths and speculations.