EU Regulator Eyes Mid-September For Decision On Comirnaty BA.4/BA.5 Booster Approval
Agency Also Expects Adapted Spikevax Filing From Moderna This Month
As regulators continue to process and approve applications for new kinds of COVID-19 booster vaccines, evidence is still awaited on the real-world benefits conferred by the latest variant-adapted products. The European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control plan to issue a joint statement on the use of adapted vaccines next week, and the EMA has OKd a booster version of the Novavax vaccine.
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The European Commission will shortly issue marketing authorizations for bivalent versions of Comirnaty and Spikevax targeting the Omicron BA.1 subvariant, after the European Medicines Agency recommended their approval for EU-wide use. Bivalent Spikevax has also been provisionally approved in Australia.
Two new quality guidelines are needed to address the increase in applications for clinical trials and marketing authorizations of oligonucleotide- and peptide-based medicines, says the EU regulator.