Weather Alert

W-H-O Opposes Booster Covid-19 Vaccines When Much Of World Population Has Not Received One Vaccine Dose Yet

Two hands wearing blue latex medical gloves, inserting a vaccine needle into a patient's arm. Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR
Two hands wearing blue latex medical gloves, inserting a vaccine needle into a patient's arm. Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR

The World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots in wealthy countries through September of 2021.

It’s doing that because poor countries continue to struggle to get access to Covid-19 vaccines to give people their first vaccine dose.

W-H-O Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus  said it’s unacceptable for the countries that have already used most of the world’s Covid-19 vaccine supply to use more for booster shots,  while the many of the world’s most vulnerable are unprotected.

So the W-H-O is asking rich countries to hold off on giving Covid-19 booster shots, and allow other nations to vaccinate their most vulnerable people, including front-line health workers.

The goal is to get 10% of the population of each country vaccinated by the end of September 2021, and 40% of the world’s population vaccinated by December 2021.

 

Two hands wearing blue latex medical gloves, inserting a vaccine needle into a patient’s arm.

Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR

 


Connect With Us Listen To Us On