WHO advises additional COVID shot for immunocompromised people

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By Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organization on Monday recommended that immunocompromised people be given an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine, due to their higher risk of breakthrough infections after standard immunisation. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunisation said the additional dose should be offered “as part of an extended primary series 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”. WHO vaccine director Kate…

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