Professor of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Neelika Malavige reiterated the importance of youth obtaining COVID-19 vaccines in order to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at a discussion today Prof. Malavige said Sri Lanka had to face severe effects of the pandemic this year in comparison to other countries such as the United States and European countries.
Prof. Neelika Malavige noted the vaccine prevents major complications caused by the virus.
She claimed that although a majority of senior citizens were categorised as high risk, the country’s youth cannot be ruled out from suffering major symptoms of the virus.
Therefore Prof. Malavige called on all youth to be vaccinated.