The director of the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration (HERA), Pierre Delsaux, said that vaccines adapted to the new strain of the COVID-19 coronavirus will soon offer better protection than current vaccines.
Delsaux participated in the session held in the European Parliament on the latest situation with COVID-19 with the director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Andrea Ammon.
Noting that vaccine companies are working on dual-action vaccines against the first type and strains of COVID-19, Delsaux said the new vaccines will be more effective than the old ones.
Delsaux declined to comment on whether the new vaccines are based on Omicron’s BA.1 or BA.4/BA.5 strains.
“The start of a new wave of COVID-19”
“What we are seeing now is the beginning of a new wave of COVID-19. There is no doubt that the pandemic is not over yet and there is no time for complacency. There are still people at serious risk of the disease who need protection as soon as possible,” Ammon said.
Ammon recalled that in the European Union (EU), second booster doses are recommended for people aged 60-79 and for “medically vulnerable people of all ages”.
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