World Health Organization Chief
Admits She Has Not Been Vaccinated
"I have asked my medical service to enquire where I can
go to get my vaccination," she told reporters in Geneva,
pointing out that she has just returned from leave.
The WHO director-general stressed that she would "of course"
get vaccinated and that "many of my staff" at the WHO
have already taken their jabs against the A(H1N1) virus.
Many countries rolled out their vaccination programmes over the
past two months, but the take-up rate has been lower than expected.
Germany said in early December it wants to sell spare vaccines
to other countries, while Switzerland said in mid-December that
it would give away part of its stock to developing countries and
sell another part to countries that are still trying to procure