Young healthy people not to get vaccine against Covid-19 until 2022, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

At least one efficient vaccine is planned for the release the next year; it will be available for medics, old people and frontline workers
18:39, 15 October 2020

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The release of at least one efficient vaccine against Covid-19 is planned for the next year. Due to the limited number of the vaccines, it is planned to use it sparingly that is why young and healthy people should wait until 2022, as The Guardian reported citing WHO Chief Scientists Soumya Swaminathan.

“There will be a lot of guidance coming out, but I think an average person, a healthy young person might have to wait until 2022 to get a vaccine,” she said.

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Swaminathan noted that firstly, the medics and people who are on the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus should get the vaccine, then the old people, and so on.

“Most people agree, it’s starting with healthcare workers, and frontline workers, but even there, you need to define which of them are at highest risk, and then the elderly, and so on,” Swaminathan said.

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It is noted that the candidates for the vaccination are the vaccine trialed by  Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca in the U.S. were stopped due to safety reasons.

As we reported, more than 180 countries pledged to participate in the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX program to fund Covid-19 vaccines, which will be distributed fairly in both rich and poor countries.



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