Jabuben Bharwad, 30, receives a dose of the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19 during a door-to-door vaccination drive at Mahijada village in India in December. Photo: Reuters
Jabuben Bharwad, 30, receives a dose of the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19 during a door-to-door vaccination drive at Mahijada village in India in December. Photo: Reuters

Updated coronavirus vaccines, not repeated boosters, needed for Omicron, WHO experts say

  • A group created to assess the performance of Covid-19 shots says simply providing additional doses is not a viable strategy against emerging variants
  • It is calling for new jabs that not only protect against serious illness but also better prevent people from catching the virus in the first place

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Jabuben Bharwad, 30, receives a dose of the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19 during a door-to-door vaccination drive at Mahijada village in India in December. Photo: Reuters
Jabuben Bharwad, 30, receives a dose of the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19 during a door-to-door vaccination drive at Mahijada village in India in December. Photo: Reuters
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