WHO says healthy children do not need COVID boosters despite New Jersey guidance

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health is still recommending that all children, despite their health factors, should get the COVID-19 booster. That recommendation contradicts a statement made today by the World Health Organization.

“Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to get an updated COVID-19 bivalent vaccine or booster dose that targets the Omicron variant, if it has been at least two months since your most recent booster or primary series,” the state of New Jersey says on its COVID-19 website.

According to a report by Reuters today, “There is no evidence at present that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said.”

“There is no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters. No evidence at all,” she said.

The CDC still recommends that anyone from 6 months to 17-years-old receive their COVID-19 booster shots.

The World Health Organization suggests COVID-19 boosters for the elderly and immunocompromised. Until recently the mainstream news media and social media censored critics who argued whether or not healthy children should be required to take COVID-19 booster shots.

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