Europe – EMA recommends approval of adapted Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron XBB.1.5

Nuvaxovid XBB.1.5 is now authorised across the EU. The European Commission granted a marketing authorisation on 31 October 2023.

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended authorising an adapted Nuvaxovid vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The vaccine, known as Nuvaxovid XBB.1.5, is to be used for preventing COVID-19 in adults and children from 12 years of age.

In line with previous recommendations by EMA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), adults and adolescents from 12 years of age who require vaccination should have a single dose, irrespective of their COVID-19 vaccination history…