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New COVID vaccines could possibly be available next week

September 6, 2023 – The updated vaccine that higher protects against currently circulating strains of the virus that causes COVID-19 could possibly be available as early as next week.

Three signatures are expected in the following few days. abc news reported. First, the FDA will officially approve the vaccines. Second, an independent panel of CDC advisors will Meeting on 12 September and recommend who should receive the vaccine. The CDC director must then give his approval. If this happens quickly, the vaccines could possibly be available as early as September 13, in response to the news agency.

Vaccine manufacturer Moderna announced in a opinion on Wednesday that the corporate is “ready to provide its updated COVID-19 vaccine subject to regulatory approval,” and in addition noted that latest testing showed the updated formula is very effective against the versions of SARS-CoV-2 currently in circulation, including BA.2.86, EG.5 and FL.1.5.1.

New Data The study released by the CDC on Tuesday evening showed that COVID hospitalizations and deaths continued their weekly double-digit upward trend. Hospitalizations rose 16%, with a complete of 17,418 people newly admitted for virus complications throughout the week ending August 26, and deaths rose nearly 18%. Despite the rise, the variety of deaths stays at historic lows, with about 600 deaths reported each week.

The current trend in hospitalizations doesn't follow the pattern of last 12 months. In summer 2022, COVID hospitalizations rose in early summer, peaked in late July, then declined and plateaued before rising again in early December.