EU regulator clears Pfizer-BioNTech's tweaked COVID booster

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European Union health officials have cleared the way for an updated Pfizer BioNTech COVID booster I Norman hall the European medicines agency is recommended the authorization of a tweaked booster dose of Pfizer's BioNTech coronavirus vaccine The updated version will include protection against two of the latest versions of omicron as countries look to bolster their immunization programs ahead of winter the combination booster will target both the original COVID-19 virus as well as the sub variants BA four and BA 5 and should trigger a safe effective immune response According to the World Health Organization the BA 5 version is a responsible for most of the COVID-19 spreading globally I Norman hall

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