Is there a need for a COVID booster shot? Here’s what WHO has to say

Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist has said that there is not enough scientific proof to suggest that a COVID booster shot may prove effective after COVID-19 vaccination.

“We do not have the information that’s necessary to make the recommendation on whether or not a booster will be needed,” Swaminathan said.

According to Swaminathan, such a call is “premature” while the most vulnerable have yet not received their first course of vaccination.

While COVID booster vaccines are likely to be rolled out in the United Kingdom in the fall to avoid another surge in the number of COVID cases, there are seven different vaccines being tested on individuals in the world’s first booster study, as per Matt Hancock, UK’s Health Secretary.

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