The AIFA Scientific-Technical Committee, which approved the modified vaccines against Omicron sub variants 4 and 5, reiterates that the population is most at risk of developing serious disease, and therefore a booster dose is recommended as a priority, “represented by people with risk factors over 60 years of age. All other people can still be vaccinated with the booster dose on the advice of a doctor or as an individual option.”
According to the opinion of Aifa CTS, at present, there are no items to express a preferential judgment towards the different bivalent vaccines available (original strain BA.1 and BA.4-5): “They all increase protection against the different variants and they help maintain protection optimal against Covid-19. In fact, even a bivalent BA.1 vaccine has been shown to induce, against the BA.5 variant, an antibody response greater than that of the original vaccine.” A note states that the BA.1 and BA.4-5 vaccines are recommended for anyone over 60 years of age or those with risk factors.
The Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed millions of people since the end of 2019. “Last week, the number of people decreased,” Tedros said at a press conference. Weekly deaths from Covid-19 are at their lowest since March 2020. We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic.” Here, but the end is at hand.”
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