• Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, says that wealthy countries are administering booster doses at six times the rate of primary vaccines in lower-income countries, where there are not enough doses for elderly people, frontline health care workers and other high-risk groups, describing it as “a scandal that must stop now.” Source

• California becomes the second US state to expand eligibility for coronavirus booster to all fully vaccinated adults who received their second dose six months ago, ahead of US FDA authorization. Source

• Germany has put troops on standby to help overwhelmed clinics and with the rollout of boosters as the country fights its fourth wave of COVID-19. Low vaccination rates in formerly communist Eastern states of Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, are driving the surges. Source

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