The World Health Organization (WHO) calls this Wednesday for a moratorium on booster doses of the coronavirus vaccine until the end of September. The head of the WHO believes that it is desirable to be able to make these doses available to countries which have been able to immunize only a tiny part of their population.
“We urgently need to turn things around: from a majority of vaccines going to rich countries to a majority going to poor countries,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that the moratorium should last at least until the end of the day. at the end of September, during a WHO press briefing in Geneva.
Priority to poor countries
The institution is thus reacting to announcements from several countries to soon offer a third dose of anti-Covid vaccine to their population, in order to fight against the epidemic outbreak linked to the Delta variant.
On Sunday, Germany announced that it would offer a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to some of these citizens at the start of the school year. The German ministry explained that it made the decision after the publication of studies showing that the immune response was reduced in certain vulnerable populations, even fully vaccinated.