.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first key hurdle Friday

  • A US government advisory panel will sit do decide whether to endorse extra doses of Pfizer
  • The WHO has strictly objected to booster shots
  • The Delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus infections in the US

.Geneva, Switzerland
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus has urged countries to halt booster shots till the end of the year (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

  • Several countries, especially in the developing world, are facing acute vaccine shortages
  • Meanwhile, rich countries are planning booster doses for fully-vaccinated citizens
  • WHO has called for a moratorium on boosters till the end of the year