WHO- Vaccine manufacturers will have to adjust vac

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Vaccine manufacturers will increasingly have to adjust vaccines due to the new coronavirus variants that have emerged:1622056277645,, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on MondayReporter Kevin Donovan.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the emergence of mutated versions of the virus had “raised questions” about their impact on vaccines particularly after South Africa decided to halt AstraZeneca vaccinations when a study showed the vaccine was less effective at preventing the variant there.

“This is clearly concerning newsRichard Lautens,” said Dr Tedros at a press conference on Monday, while emphasising that there were “important caveats” to the vaccine study such as the younger age of participantss example will turn into a flood of support.

It remains to be seen whether the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID vaccine prevents severe disease in those infected with the South African variant.

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