Geneva | Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at the World Health Organization, made it clear that healthy children do not need to be given a booster dose for covid immunity. There is no need to give booster dose to children and adults who do not have health problems. Soumya Swaminathan said there was no scientific evidence that healthy children needed a booster dose. However, it is important to vaccinate those at high risk. Booster dose is essential for people with other serious health problems and health professionals.
She said a detailed study is needed to determine which categories need more booster doses. Booster doses are given to children in the United States and some European countries. Soumya Swaminathan’s response was recorded against this background.