Vaccines are effective against Ômicron, says WHO

For the organization, immunizations protect against serious disease

Published in 08/12/2021 - 09:32 By RTP - Genebra

The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed this Tuesday (7) that the vaccines are effective against the new Ômicron variant of the coronavirus, detected in South Africa, by protecting those infected who develop serious disease.

"There is no reason to doubt" that current vaccines protect Ômicron-infected patients against severe forms of covid-19, WHO Public Health Emergency Response Officer Michael Ryan said in an interview.

"We have very effective vaccines that have proved potent against all variants so far, in terms of disease severity and hospitalization, and there's no reason to believe that's not the case" with Ômicron, Ryan said, adding that studies are beginning. of the variant, detected only on November 24 and which has already been registered in about 40 countries.

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