WHO calls for global pause on COVID-19 vaccine boosters

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The World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium connected COVID-19 vaccine boosters until astatine slightest the extremity of September, its caput Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said connected Wednesday.

The determination was to alteration that astatine slightest 10 per cent of the colonisation of each state was vaccinated, Tedros said.

“I recognize the interest of each governments to support their radical from the Delta variant. But we cannot judge countries that person already utilized astir of the planetary proviso of vaccines utilizing adjacent much of it,” Tedros added.

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Last week, Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a 3rd changeable of coronavirus vaccine, kicking disconnected a run to springiness booster doses to radical aged implicit 60 arsenic portion of efforts to dilatory the dispersed of the highly contagious Delta variant successful the country.

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The United States successful July signed a woody with Pfizer Inc and German spouse BioNTech to bargain 200 cardinal further doses of their COVID-19 vaccines to assistance with pediatric vaccination arsenic good arsenic imaginable booster shots.

“We request alternatively to absorption connected those people who are astir vulnerable, astir astatine hazard of terrible illness and death, to get their archetypal and 2nd doses,” Katherine O’Brien, director, immunization vaccines and biologicals astatine the WHO, told reporters.

(Reporting by Manas Mishra and Dania Nadeem successful Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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