US plan for vaccine booster shots under fire

The move to counter waning vaccine efficacy has been criticised because much of the world’s population is yet to receive a first dose

US plans to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to adults have come under fire amid concern the Delta variant is set to ravage developing countries with low rates of inoculation.

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Overnight, the US Government announced that from 20 September people fully vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will be eligible for a third dose eight months after their second shot.

The booster rollout will initially focus on healthcare workers, older adults and aged care residents