Q&A : Are the existing vaccines protective against all the COVID-19 variants of concern?

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World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Q&A : Are the existing vaccines protective against all the COVID-19 variants of concern?” – below is their description.

Are the existing vaccines protective against all the COVID-19 variants of concern?

WHO Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan explains.

Watch the entire live show “LIVE Q&A on COVID-19 variants and vaccines” broadcast on 24 June 2021 here https://youtu.be/j-yXqnE1qrs

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