Coronavirus: Top WHO scientist flags ‘dangerous trend’ of mixing Covid vaccines
India on Monday reported 37,154 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, pushing the country’s caseload to 3,08,74,376. With 724 deaths due to virus, the toll is at 4,08,764. Meanwhile, 39,649 people reco…READ MORE
GENEVA: Mixing and matching Covid-19 vaccines from different manufacturers is a “dangerous trend” and could lead to chaos as there is limited data on it on the practice, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Monday.
Addressing a Covid-19 media briefing, Swaminathan said, “Really want to caution folks, because there is a tendency now for people in countries which enough availability of vaccines to voluntarily start thinking.”
On the question of booster shots, WHO chief scientist said it will be a chaotic situation in countries if citizens start deciding when they should be taking a second, or a third, or a fourth dose.
“We have four countries that have announced a booster program, and a few more that are thinking about it. If 11 high and upper-middle-income countries decide to some of them are large countries that they will go for a booster for their populations or even subgroups. This will require an additional 800 million doses of vaccine.”
Stressing on the need to prioritise vaccines, Swaminathan said there are still countries where the frontline and health care workers have not been vaccinated and the elderly and the vulnerable.”
The world has so far witnessed over 186 million cases and four million deaths due to the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s data.
Top WHO scientist flags ‘dangerous trend’ of mixing Covid vaccines
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