Germany: Fourth Covid vaccination offered for “a quieter and symptom-free summer”

Germany’s health minister Karl Lauterbach has announced plans to offer every citizen a fourth Covid vaccination so that they can have “a quieter and symptom-free summer”....More...

Preprint: Enhanced Fusogenicity of BA.4, BA.5 and BA.2.12.1

“We found that the new Omicron subvariants BA.4/5 and BA.2.12.1 were more resistant to neutralization by mRNA-vaccinated and boosted health care worker sera and Omicron-BA.1-wave patient sera than were the BA.1 and BA.2 variants.”...More...

EMA: “Too early to consider using a fourth dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines”

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and EMA’s COVID-19 task force (ETF) have concluded that it is too early to consider using a fourth dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer’s Comirnaty and Moderna’s Spikevax) in the general population....More...