COVID-19 Booster Shots: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that he was ‘shocked’ at the comments of a leading association of drug manufacturers.
COVID-19 Booster Shots: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from giving booster doses until the end of the year. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said on Wednesday that he was “shocked” by comments from a leading association of drug manufacturers that said the supply of the vaccine is so high that both booster doses and vaccination are allowed in those countries. Those who are in dire need of vaccines, but they are facing their shortage.
WHO Chief said – give the remaining doses to the poor countries of the world
“I will not be silent on the sentiment of the companies and countries controlling the global supply of vaccines that the poor countries of the world should be satisfied with the remaining doses,” he told a news conference. Tedros had previously called for abstaining from booster doses until the end of September, but the US and other countries have begun to administer doses or are considering plans to give doses to vulnerable people.
More than 71 crore vaccine doses given in India
Vaccination is being done at a record level in India. More than 71 crore vaccine doses have been administered till Wednesday. Till 7 pm, 73 lakh 80 thousand 510 people have been vaccinated in the country. After the last report of vaccination comes tonight, this number of vaccines may increase further in a day.
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