FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants

Video Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories
Published on June 30, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters To Target Omicron Subvariants

FDA Calls for Fall COVID Boosters , To Target Omicron Subvariants.

NBC News reports that on June 30, the Food and Drug Administration asked vaccine makers to modify upcoming booster shots to target subvariants of Omicron.

The Omicron subvariants the agency wishes to target are BA.4 and BA.5.

Officials have called on vaccine makers Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna to produce bivalent vaccines, .

Which are intended to target the original strain of COVID-19 as well as its subvariants.

As we move into the fall and winter, it is critical that we have safe and effective vaccine boosters that can provide protection... , Dr. Peter Marks, FDA, via NBC News.

... against circulating and emerging variants to prevent the most severe consequences of COVID-19.

, Dr. Peter Marks, FDA, via NBC News.

As of the week ending June 25, Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 were responsible for 52% of all new cases of COVID-19.

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BA.1, the first variant of Omicron, caused 0% of new cases.

Pfizer and Moderna have thus far altered vaccines to target the original strain of COVID-19 and BA.1.

Which increased the immune response to earlier iterations, though both have waned in their efficacy against BA.4 and BA.5


You are here


๐Ÿ’ก newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions





SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

A variant of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in November 2021
A cursory analysis of nearly 200 Covid-19 patients hospitalised across the state's medical colleges underlines this observation among physicians. Doctors have..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 49 minutes ago

A COVID jab which targets both the original strain and Omicron will be rolled out across England from 5 September as part of the autumn booster programme.
1 day ago • Sky News

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

RNA COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19

Contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2
Travis Barker is the latest celeb to catch COVID -- a diagnosis that comes just two months after he was hospitalized for a serious case of pancreatitis -- but..
Credit: TMZ.com - Published 8 hours ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 8 hours ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 10 hours ago

Cineworld, the world's second-largest cinema chain, is preparing to file for bankruptcy within weeks, the Wall Street Journal reports, after struggling to..
Credit: Sky News - Published 12 hours ago


Related videos from verified sources

Global Governments Bracing for Future Waves of COVID Variants 01:30
Video credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published 3 weeks ago 

WHO Issues Warning as COVID Cases Triple Across Europe 01:31
Video credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published on July 19, 2022 

Are BA.5 Patients More Likely To Lose Sense of Smell? 01:30
Video credit: Wibbitz Top Stories - Published on July 15, 2022 

You might like