The European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of two omicron vaccines

Both vaccines can be used in people over 12 years of age who have already received at least one dose of the basic vaccine against the coronavirus.

In both cases, these are RNA vaccines that were created by modifying the existing vaccines Spikevax from Moderna and Comirnata from Pfizer/BioNTech.

The original vaccines have been modified and improved to better protect against the now circulating variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. They offer broader protection against multiple variants, i.e. against the original and omicron BA.1.

Studies have confirmed that both substances can induce a stronger immune response against the omikron BA.1 variant as well as against the original strain in people who have already been vaccinated with at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. It protects against the BA.1 variant better than the original vaccines.

Side effects are similar to the original vaccines, most are mild and last only a short time.

The recommendation has been sent to the European Commission and is expected to approve the substances. German MEP and health expert Peter Liese told Reuters on Wednesday that modified vaccines will be delivered to the European Union a few days after the vaccination is approved by regulatory authorities, CTK reported.

Vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, which target the omikron variant of the coronavirus, were already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday.

In mid-August, the modified vaccination from Moderna was also approved by the British Medicines Authority MHRA.

Britain has approved the first vaccine against two variants of the coronavirus

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