WHO recommends COVID-19 boosters for high-risk adults 6-12 months after last dose – CBC

Healthy children and adolescents ‘low priority’ for additional boosters: WHO

Mar 28, 2023

The World Health Organization has tailored its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting that healthy children and adolescents may not necessarily need a shot but older, high-risk groups should get a booster between six-to-12 months after their last vaccine.

The UN agency said the aim was to focus efforts on vaccinating those facing the greatest threat of severe disease and death from COVID-19, considering the high-level population immunity worldwide due to widespread infection and vaccination.

“The revised roadmap re-emphasizes the importance of vaccinating those still at-risk of severe disease,” said Hanna Nohynek, chair of the WHO’s Strategic Group of Experts on immunization, which made the recommendations.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/who-covid-booster-recommendations-omicron-1.6793354

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