The National People’s Power says the issuance of Pfizer vaccine doses to various parts of the country on the directives of politicians has led to numerous concerns.
In a social media post former Parliamentarian Nalinda Jayatissa said the country’s youth are hesitant to obtain vaccines owing to the Pfizer vaccine being distributed on political whims.
Jayatissa said specialists appointed to organise the vaccination drive in the country and issue necessary recommendations, tabled a breakdown of the differences in vaccines and the age groups respective vaccine types should be administered too based on its response to various categories.
However he charged that this was amended with the Pfizer vaccine especially being administered to select groups and in areas without the consent of specialists but on the whims of politicians.
The former MP said the Director General of Health Services became a figure who merely signed letters of consent.
He claimed the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 was created and through this Task Force many arbitrary decisions are being made and are being used as a political mechanism.
Nalinda Jayatissa stated that youth are being encouraged daily to ensure they’re vaccinated adding there is an increased hesitancy among them.
He also said myths such as sexual potency being affected as cited by health units, is not a reason behind their hesitance.
Jayatissa claimed the 20-30 category are refusing to get vaccinated unless it is the Pfizer vaccine.