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Children at lower risk from COVID-19, vaccines should go to poor: WHO

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  • 송고시간 2021-11-25 03:10
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Ethiopian Airlines Cargo terminal workers offload a shipment of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines that arrived under the COVAX scheme, at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 19, 2021. (File photo by=REUTERS/Tiksa Neger)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana]  GENEVA: As children and adolescents are at lower risk of severe COVID-19 disease, countries should prioritise sharing vaccine doses with the COVAX programme to bring urgently needed supplies to poorer countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (Nov 24), according to Reuters.

Some rare cases of heart inflammation called myocarditis have been reported in younger men who received mRNA vaccines - Pfizer and Moderna - but these were generally mild and responded to treatment, it said in a statement.


"As many parts of the world face extreme vaccine shortages, countries with high coverage in at-risk populations should prioritize global sharing of COVID-19 vaccines before vaccinating children, adolescents," the WHO said.