'No answer yet' whether Omicron needs tweaked vaccine: EMA

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Published: 2021-12-21 16:28

Last Updated: 2022-05-17 09:32


Credit: AFP
Credit: AFP

There is "no answer yet" whether vaccine makers will have to adapt their Covid shots to counter the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant, Europe's medicines watchdog chief said on Tuesday.

"Let me stress, there's no answer yet on whether we will need a adaptive vaccine with a different composition to tackle this (Omicron) or any other variants," European Medicines Agency director Emer Cooke said.