WHO Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shot for Immunocompromised People

The World Health Organization (WHO) vaccine advisory group has recommended  on Oct. 11 a COVID-19 booster shot for people with weakened immune systems. After a four-day meeting, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization said that an additional …

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WHO Sending COVID-19 Medical Supplies to North Korea

The World Health Organization (WHO) has started shipping much-needed COVID-19 medical supplies into North Korea, a country that has not declared any COVID-19 infections. Edwin Salvador, WHO’s representative to North Korea, said that supplies such as emergency health kits and …

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Thai Red Cross Administers COVID-19 Vaccines to Migrant Workers

The Thai Red Cross Society on Tuesday administered COVID-19 vaccines to about 300 migrant workers in Bangkok and Samut Prakan province.  The agency said it would vaccinate at least 5,000 migrant workers, including undocumented migrants and Afghan refugees.  “The problem …

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WHO Urges Halt to COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Until End of Year

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged to extend a halt of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots through the end of the year to allow low-income countries to vaccinate their most vulnerable groups. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus …

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