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FDA: Omicron-specific boosters must target new strains

Summary by Ground News
Omicron variant is different enough that it's time to change the vaccines. The FDA still has to weigh in and decide what versions of the coronavirus will be in the shot. A switch to omicron-containing jabs may give people an extra layer of protection for the upcoming winter.
1 month ago·Washington, United States

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Times of India

BA.4, BA.5 subvariants causing COVID spike in West Bengal: Experts

"We have been conducting genome sequencing on positive samples in West Bengal. A few subvariants of Omicron, mostly the BA.4 and BA.5 was found. But there is nothing to worry about. The BA.5 subvariant though highly infectious is not that threatening, at least for those who have no comorbidities," Siddhartha Niyogi, director of health services said.

1 month ago·Mumbai, India
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Reuters

US FDA wants COVID boosters targeting Omicron BA.4, BA.5 subvariants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots beginning this fall to include components tailored to combat the currently dominant Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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Global News

U.S. FDA backs COVID-19 booster shots tailored to target Omicron BA.4, BA.5 subvariants - National

The BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron COVID-19 subvariants are now dominant in the United States, according to data from the Cenetrs for Disease Control and Prevention.

1 month ago·Toronto, Canada
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abc News

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers should include the newer forms of the omicron coronavirus variant in booster shots this fall, the Food and Drug Administration recommended today.

1 month ago·United States
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Associated Press News

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives. The Food and Drug Administration said the original vaccines would be used for anyone still getting their first series of shots.

1 month ago·United States
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New York Times

The F.D.A. recommends Covid boosters be retooled to incorporate the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.

Those subvariants are now estimated to account for more than half of virus cases in the United States.

1 month ago·New York, United States
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