'Follow transmission prevention principles even after full vaccination'

Thursday, 23 September 2021 - 11:10

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Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Prof Suneth Agampodi has stated that despite being vaccinated with both doses of the COVID vaccine, transmission prevention principles must be followed.

Sharing a message on Twitter, he iterated that the vaccination will prevent severe disease and deaths, not transmission.

He stated, "We observed that the breakthrough infection rate among fully vaccinated groups may be as high as 65-70% if the basic transmission prevention principles are not followed. Vaccination will prevent severe disease and deaths, not transmission. This message needs to be very clear."

Responding to a question raised, he further added, "With what we observe, herd immunity is not a reality in this scenario."