No need for COVID-19 booster shots for now, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said current data does not indicate that COVID-19 booster shots are needed, adding that the most vulnerable people worldwide should be fully vaccinated before high-income countries deploy a top-up.

The comments came just before the US said it planned to make the booster shots widely available to all Americans from September 20 as infections from the Delta variant rise.

WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan, said that further research was needed.

Two doses should be given to the most vulnerable worldwide before boosters are administered to those fully-vaccinated, WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward said.



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