The international health agency – World Health Organisation (WHO), calls for prioritising the moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals for receiving the COVID-19 vaccines.
WHO cited, “People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should be prioritised for an additional dose of COVID19 vaccine after 1 to 3 months. They should also get a booster dose when it is their turn”.
Following the above statement, it further adds, “People with compromised immune systems do not always develop sufficient immunity against COVID-19 after one or two doses, so an additional dose can help to protect them. They should also get a booster dose when it is their turn”.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the World Health Organization – Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, updating on the COVID-19 pandemic, stated that while there are some parts of the World where the COVID-19 virus has slowed down, there remain some parts where the situation is reversed.
“The COVID19 has slowed, and in some cases reversed, the gains in child health and survival achieved over the past two decades. This is why the Chief of UNICEF – Catherine Russell, and I call for solidarity to triumph over politics, for the sake of our children and future generations”.
COVID-19 vaccination rate:
At least 66.2% of the global targeted eligible population is partially inoculated by receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. While on the other end, nearly 59.8% of the total targeted eligible population of the World is fully vaccinated by taking their required number of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Meanwhile, around 24% of the total targeted eligible population of the World is fully vaccinated against the contagious COVID-19 virus and has also taken their third dose, which is booster shots of the novel coronavirus vaccines, the official data further reveals.