WorldWHO sees premature consideration of a specific vaccine against...

WHO sees premature consideration of a specific vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus


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Experts around the world are reviewing the current composition of vaccines against coronavirus, although it is still too early to determine whether it will be necessary to develop a new one against omicron variant, highlighted today an expert from the World Health Organization (WHO).


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“We have the experience of the flu vaccine and we have created a working group in coordination with the pharmaceutical sector to determine if a specific vaccine against the new variant is necessary, but it is still too early”, highlighted at a press conference the epidemiologist of the WHO Abdi Mahamud.

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The expert added that the high transmissibility of omicron it will cause it to become the dominant variant in many parts of the world, posing a danger to those countries that still have large unvaccinated population groups.

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Before thinking about booster vaccines (some countries are already considering a fourth dose) “it is necessary to guarantee access to vaccines in those overcrowded countries with lower-middle income levels,” he said.

Mutations of the virus “occur in unvaccinated people, therefore tackling this problem is an imperative need to stop this disease,” said Mahamud.


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