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Adapted Vaccines

September 16th, 2022 | by

As of September 15, 2022, the new vaccines adapted to the Omicron subvariant (BA.1) are also available at the Vaccination Center at Uniklink RWTH Aachen. (Note: The new bivalent vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer adapted to the Omikron sub-variant BA.4-5 will be available from September 29, 2022).

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the first Omicron variant-adapted vaccines on September 1, 2022. The BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against both the Omicron subvariant BA.1 and the original virus strain. Both vaccines can be used for booster vaccination only in persons twelve years of age and older. The regular vaccines used up to now are still administered for primary immunization. Read the rest of this entry »