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ONE Responds to UK announcement on booster doses

Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said “We need to be thinking bigger – it’s important to ensure people are protected at home – but it needs to happen at the same time as sharing doses with other countries.

“There are millions of people around the world who have not had their first shot, let alone thinking about a third, and there is still limited evidence of the efficacy or need for boosters at this point.

“3 billion doses have been delivered worldwide, but only 47 million of them in Africa. This is a moral and scientific failure that stems from rich countries hoarding doses, and it will only prolong the pandemic. The best way to protect people at home is to share doses with other countries now, as nobody is safe until everybody is safe.”