Healthcare expert insists COVID vaccine safe for children
By Sanduni Gamarachchi
Consultant Paediatrician of Lady Ridgeway Hospital Dr.Deepal Perera says that to date around 400 children have been administered COVID-19 vaccines and insisted that no child had complained of any complications so far. Hence Dr. Perera advised elders not to be unduly alarmed of vaccines being administered to children. Advanced level students are being vaccinated as part of the initial drive and ordinary level students will be administered the vaccine later, he added. Dr. Perera mentioned that they will finally focus on children aged 12-17 as part of the vaccination drive.