WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that, currently, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccines.
While she was speaking at a news conference, she said that there seemed to be a decrease in vaccine immunity against the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus. We need to do much more research to determine who needs booster doses.
WHO represent said that there is no evidence that healthy children or heavy adolescents need booster dose. There is no evidence at all.fboost
Israel has started proposing boosters to children 12 and older. The US Food and Drug Administration-FDA earlier this month authorized the use of a third dose of the Covid vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for children 12 to 15 years old.
Last week, Germany also became the latest country to recommend that all children between 12 and 17 receive a booster vaccine against Covid-19. Hungary has also done it.
Swaminathan said the WHO’s main group of experts would meet later this week to assess how countries consider boosting their populations.
She said that the goal is to protect the most vulnerable and those at risk of getting seriously ill and dying. Those are our elderly populations, immunocompromised people with underlying conditions, and healthcare workers.