WHO Chief Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus
The head of the organization calls for the donation of vaccines for the booster dose to the international COVAX mechanism.
The World Health Organization is urging states to stop giving a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to fully vaccinated citizens until poor countries receive the first two doses. About this on Monday, July 12, reported UN press service.
As noted by the head of the WHO, Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus, in many countries even doctors working with COVID patients and other vulnerable groups of the population have not yet been vaccinated. However, some countries and regions are already ordering millions of “third doses”.
In this regard, Gebreyesus appealed to the management of vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna, which are planning large supplies of additional doses of drugs to increase immunity against the Delta strain, with an appeal to transfer these vaccines to the international COVAX program.
In turn, Mike Ryan, director of emergency programs for WHO, stressed that the desire of some governments to vaccinate the population with a third dose “condemns hundreds of millions of people to complete lack of protection.”
In addition, he argues, those vaccinated with two doses will easily tolerate the disease if infected with Delta.
Recall, according to the preliminary results of a study by Pfizer and BioNTech, the effectiveness of the third (booster) dose their coronavirus vaccines are much higher than after two primary injections.
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