The Public Health Inspectors Union says vaccine doses administered against the coronavirus don’t contain special features.
Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana said fewer than 25% of the 20-30 category have been administered vaccines.
Rohana said two factors have contributed to the lack of interest among youth in getting vaccinated.
He claimed that one such reason was the notion amongst them that the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses were higher in quality and boosts immunity better, while the other reason being overseas travel for higher studies or employment and that only specific types of vaccines are recognised.
Upul Rohana said claims that individuals administered certain brands of vaccines not being allowed entry into countries cannot be accepted.
He said several countries have disregarded the requirement of vaccines to enter the country, adding that a majority of vaccines administered in Sri Lanka are accepted world over.
Therefore the PHI Chairman called on the country’s youth to ensure they obtain vaccine doses that are readily available in order to ensure their safety.