WHO says ‘no evidence’ for boosting children & teens — Analysis

World Health Organization recommends that Covid-19 boosters be given to high-risk groups instead

There is currently no evidence that Covid-19 booster jabs should be administered to healthy children and adolescents, the WHO’s top scientists said. They are still working on the right booster schedule.

“The aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of severe disease and dying, those are our elderly population, immunocompromised with underlying conditions and also health care workers,”WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya SWAMINATH stated at Tuesday’s news briefing that he added, “The WHO chief scientist is Soumya Swaminathan.” “there’s no evidence right now”They can be administered to healthy teens and children.

The WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization will meet later this week to consider how governments should think about boosters, Swaminathan said. 

Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO’s executive director for health emergencies, said the organization hasn’t figured out yet how many doses of the jab people may ultimately need.

WHO experts criticize ‘repeated booster’ strategy

“I think people do have a certain fear out there that this booster thing is going to be like every two or three months and everyone’s going to have to go and get a booster. And I don’t think we have the answer to that yet,” Ryan said.

One day, SAGE might redefine the number of dosages. “primary series”Ryan explained that while most people are able to take two shots, the elderly and immunocompromised may require four or five.

Last week, the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-Co-VAC) said that a vaccination strategy “based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable,”Member countries are urged to place primary vaccinations of high-risk individuals prioritizing universal boosting.

TAG-Co-VAC experts said, “While current vaccines are focused on controlling severe diseases and protecting health systems,” there is a need to continue developing vaccines that protect against infection.

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