WHO experts back extra Covid jab for people with weak immune systems

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On Monday, the World Health Organization's vaccination advisors recommended that all WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines be given an additional dosage to those with weaker immune systems.

Experts from the UN health agency also recommended that anyone over the age of 60 who have been fully immunize with China's Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccinations be given a third dosage.

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) clarified that it was not advocating an additional booster dose for the general public, as some countries have previously done.

The WHO wants to put a hold on booster doses for the general public until the end of the year so that first doses can be given to the dozens of countries that are vaccine-deficient.

The WHO's goal of vaccinating 10% of the population in each nation by the end of September was missed by 56 countries. Nearly 90% of high-income countries, on the other hand, met the aim.

On November 11, SAGE announced it would review the issue of general booster doses.

Publish : 2021-10-12 08:35:00

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