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Third jabs aren’t luxury boosters
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Third jabs aren’t luxury boosters

Third coronavirus vaccines are not luxury boosters making vaccine inequity worse but a means of keeping the vulnerable safe, WHO's Europe director has said. Hans Kluge appeared to contradict his World Health Organisation (WHO) colleagues at a news briefing on Monday, saying third COVID-19 jabs are an important way of protecting the most clinically vulnerable. The UK government says it will start rolling out third vaccines to the most clinically vulnerable from September. So far, 42.6 million people have received both doses. Earlier this month, WHO senior officials criticised countries such as the US and Israel for rolling out a booster vaccine programme, when many people across the world have had no jabs at all. But Mr Kluge said: A third dose of vaccine is not a luxury booster [that ...