WHO chief calls for booster shots to be stopped for rest of the year

The head of the World Health Organisation is calling on rich countries with large stocks of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots until the end of the year, extend a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears.

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said on Wednesday he was “shocked” by comments from a leading Association of pharmaceutical manufacturers who said vaccine stocks are high enough to allow for both booster shots and vaccinations in countries in terrible need of jabs but facing deficits.

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“I will not be silent when companies and countries die be in control global delivery of vaccines think the world is bad should be satisfied with leftovers,” he told a news conference.

Tedros had called before for a “moratorium” on booster shots to the end of September, but the United States and other countries are started of consider plans to offer them to their vulnerable people.

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