Adapted mRNA vaccines against COVID-19: What we need to know – Topics in development

Adapted mRNA vaccines against COVID-19: What we need to know – Topics in development
Adapted mRNA vaccines against COVID-19: What we need to know – Topics in development

A adapted mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 are administered in RZI, in the offices of general practitioners and in the vaccination points opened to hospitals, reminds the Ministry of Health.

The first adapted COVID vaccines are here, here’s how they will be administered

These vaccines are administered as a first or second booster in persons aged 12 years and older. Vaccination can be carried out at the earliest 3 months after the primary course of vaccination has been completed or after a booster has been administered.

Differences in symptoms between Omicron BA.2 and other variants

A booster dose of an adapted mRNA vaccine is highly recommended for:

  • Immunocompromised;
  • Transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy;
  • Chronic dialysis patients;
  • Patients with oncohematological diseases;
  • Users and staff in social institutions providing long-term care for the elderly;
  • Medical professionals involved in the treatment of patients with COVID-19;
  • Seniors aged 65 and over;
  • Individuals over 12 years of age who received their last dose of COVID-19 vaccine (whether to complete primary immunization or a booster dose) more than 6 months ago.

Vaccines have been adapted (ie, updated) to better match the circulating variants of SARS-CoV-2. Adapted vaccines provide broader protection against different variants and therefore help maintain optimal protection against COVID-19 as the virus mutates.

Adverse reactions seen with the adapted vaccines are comparable to those seen with the original vaccines and are usually mild and short-lived.

The original Comirnaty and Spikevax vaccines are still effective in preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death associated with COVID-19, and their use will continue for the primary course of vaccination.

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