In these times of pandemicthe news about vaccines against COVID they never stop being relevant. Today it was announced that the new formulas of vaccines Pfizer and modern have been approved by the FDA.
Unlike the previous doses, these new vaccines They are not made with components of the variants original of the COVID.
Instead, they are monovalent and specifically target a subvariant of Omicronknown as XBB.1.5. This variant became the strain dominant in certain parts of USA last winter.
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Who are they approved for?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration), has approved these vaccines for people over 12 years old and has authorized them for the use of emergency in children between six months and 11 years.
This means that the dose previous of Pfizer and modern already are not authorized for use in the United States.
Efficiency and Updates
According to FDAyou are expected to be vaccines updated offer a good protection against the variants currently in circulation
Furthermore, the composition of the vaccines could need a update annual in the future, similar to what we see with flu vaccines.
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Although the approval comes from the FDA in state Joinedit is likely that these new formulas arrive in Mexico in the next monthsespecially if they prove to be further effective against the variants emerging of the COVID.
The fight against COVID-19 it’s a effort continuousand you are new formulas vaccines represent another step in that direction.