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WHO experts recommend COVID booster for immunocompromised

A paramedic with Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service prepares a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Holon, on August 24, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
A paramedic with Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service prepares a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Holon, on August 24, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

The World Health Organization’s vaccine advisory group recommends immunocompromised people should have an additional dose of all Covid-19 vaccines authorized by the WHO.

“Moderately and severely immunocompromised persons should be offered an additional dose… since these individuals are less likely to respond adequately to vaccination following a standard primary vaccine series and are at high risk of severe Covid-19 disease,” the UN health agency’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization says.

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