|Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). © AFP=News1|
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Cubrajesus said the World Health Organization (WHO) plans to request a halt to the COVID-19 vaccine by at least the end of September.
According to Reuters on the 4th (local time), Secretary-General Tedros said: “This measure is to ensure that at least 10% of the population is vaccinated in all countries around the world.”
“I understand all government concerns about protecting their people from delta mutations,” he said.
Last week, Israel began vaccinating people over the age of 60 with Boostershot in an effort to slow the spread of the highly contagious delta mutation. Israeli President Isaac Herzog was hit with a booster shot.
Last month, the U.S. signed a contract with Pfizer and German partner Biontech to purchase 200 million doses of vaccines for children and booster shots.
“We must focus on those who are most vulnerable and at risk of serious illness and death,” Catherine O’Brien, director of immunization, vaccines and biology at the WHO, said at a press conference.