Do not listen to baseless opinions expressed by certain persons with commercial interests, and take the vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic at the first available opportunity, Professor of Community Health at the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo, Manju Weerasinghe urged the youth.

The Professor points out that there is no scientific basis to the statements made by certain persons that sexual impotence and infertility are caused in the human body due to the vaccine. He urged the youth not to fall prey to such false opinions and act wisely, protect themselves and the country as well.

Professor Weerasinghe was speaking at a media briefing organized by the Government Information Department to respond with scientific facts to the fallacies being circulated through various platforms which are intended to disrupt the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program.

The death toll on persons over 60 has reduced due to vaccination. Professor Weerasinghe calls the propagandists who circulate false opinions with ulterior motives not to disrupt the current vaccination program that intends to save the lives of the youth.