The World Health Organization says that COVID-19 booster shots are not necessary now. Current data does not specify the need for a booster jab. Moreover, two shots of any authorized COVID-19 vaccine are enough to keep a patient safe from the virus. Besides that, several countries around the world, including the US and Israel, have started inoculating their citizens with a booster shot. The global health body criticizes this ritual saying that there is no need for a booster shot at this moment.
No Need of A Third Booster Shot: World Health Organization
In a recent statement, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that there is no need for a booster shot right now. Moreover, two doses of any authorized Covid vaccine are enough to provide immunity to an individual. Besides this, it also added that the most vulnerable people online should get vaccinated before high-income countries organize a top-up. Several countries around the world, including the US and Israel, have started vaccinating their vulnerable population with a Covid booster shot. However, the WHO says that it is not a necessity at this time.
Several Countries have Started Vaccinating their Citizens with a Booster Shot
Quite some time ago; Israel mandated a Covid booster shot for its older population. Anyone who is above 60 and has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, is eligible for a booster shot. Similarly, a few days ago, the United States also started vaccinating its immunocompromised population with a third booster jab. In a recent statement, the US suggested that it will inoculate all of its population with the booster jab; starting September 20. On the other hand, the World Health Organization states that a booster jab at this point in time is not at all necessary.
World Health Organization Chief Scientist Asks Nations to Fully Vaccinate its Citizens First
It is true that the COVID-19 Delta variant is spreading all over the world. Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization Chief Scientist said that current Covid vaccines provide immunity against the Delta variant.
There is no evidence that suggests the need; for a third booster jab currently. Moreover, she added that more research is needed on this topic. Countries should focus on fully vaccinating their citizens right now. Meanwhile, there is no need to introduce a third booster jab.