European health agency urges expanding COVID booster shot access

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The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) recommends booster shots for all adults. statement on Wednesday, as COVID-19 reaches new daily highs across the continent.

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big picture: Slovakia, ns czech republic, ns Netherlands And Hungary All recorded new daily highs in infections on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

  • According to the statement, less than 70% of the EU population has been vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • The World Health Organization warned that Europe was “back at the center of the pandemic” earlier this month.

ECDC recommended Booster shots are being given to all adults, adults over 40 and healthcare workers.

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What are they saying: “It is even more important to motivate people to follow these measures as we move towards the winter and festive season, when more people will travel and gather indoors,” ECDC director Andrea Ammon said in a statement on Wednesday. Will be.”

  • Ammon said that unless more populations become immunized soon, “non-pharmaceutical interventions,” such as masks “should remain part of our daily routine.”

go in: WHO: Europe again at the center of the pandemic

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