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W.H.O. Chief Calls for Halt to Coronavirus Booster Shots Until 2022

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday urged countries worldwide to stop administering booster shots of Chinese coronavirus vaccines to their populations until at least the end of 2021 as part of his ongoing efforts to preserve the global vaccine supply for use in less developed nations.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / POOL / AFP) (Photo …

WHO Calls on World to Pause Coronavirus Booster Shots

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called on the world to pause on the distribution of coronavirus booster shots, contending that wealthier countries must first address “at risk people around the world who are yet to receive their first dose.”

A healthcare worker prepares to administer a CanSino vaccine for the island villagers during a COVID-19 vaccination outreach program on September 08, 2021 in Kampung Lok Urai, a remote village at Gaya Island outskirt of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Malaysia's vaccination efforts have started to reach the country's remote islands …