WHO says no conclusive data yet on need for COVID-19 booster shot

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A nurse immuniser administers the AstraZeneca vaccine to a patient at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sydney, Australia, August 25, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Aug 25 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that the data on the benefits and safety of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is inconclusive.

"When some countries afford to have the booster and others are not even vaccinating the first and second round, it's a moral issue," he said during a media briefing.

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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