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Coronavirus

No need for COVID-19 booster jabs for now, vaccine supplies short: WHO

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Current data does not indicate that COVID-19 booster shots are needed, World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Wednesday.

WHO adviser Bruce Aylward, referring to booster shots being administered in high-income countries, told the same Geneva press conference: “There is enough vaccine around the world, but it is not going to the right places in the right order.”

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Two doses should be given to the most vulnerable worldwide before boosters are administered to those fully-vaccinated, he said, adding: “We are a long, long way from that.”

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