Booster dose is a scandal:WHO

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At a time when the discourse on booster shot of Covid vaccines has commenced in many countries, including India, the WHO called distribution of booster doses “a scandal that must stop now”.The WHO chief made this observation while delivering his opening remarks at a media briefing on Covid-19. “Every day, six times more boosters are administered globally than primary doses in low-income countries.
It makes no sense to give boosters to healthy adults, or to vaccinate children,when health workers,older people,and other high-risk groups around the world are still awaiting their first dose, he remarked, though he also said that as an exception, only immunocompromised people should be administered booster doses, as previously suggested by the global health body in October.
“It is not just about how many people are vaccinated. It is about who is vaccinated,” Tedros said.”It makes no sense to give boosters to healthy adults, or to vaccinate children, when health workers, older people and other high-risk groups around the world are still waiting for their first dose,” he said.
More and more countries have been rolling out additional doses for their already vaccinated populations, despite repeated calls from the WHO for a moratorium on boosters until the end of the year to free up jabs for poorer nations.

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