Omicron – Kyriakidou mutation: EU vaccine agreements include adaptation to variants

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The need for rapid action so as to slow its spread Omicron mutation stressed the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakidou, in its position at the Extraordinary Conference of the Ministers of Health of the Group of Seven (G7), earlier on Monday.

According to the EIA, Ms. Kyriakidou referred to the fact that the EU has activated the emergency “brake” for suspension of travel from South African countries, noting that travelers returning from countries of interest should be tested and quarantined.

In addition, the European Commissioner referred to the challenges that still exist, emphasizing on the one hand the role played by the coordination on the other hand its importance G7 in this matter.

“We have to act quickly to slow it down spreading of the “Omicron” variant, in order to save time and increase the vaccination coverage, to strengthen our citizens and to adjust the medical countermeasures, including the vaccines, if necessary “, pointed out Stella Kyriakidou.

Finally, Stella Kyriakidou mentioned that the existing ones agreements give access to vaccines adapted to mutations, but also that the Commission has signed a contract with the Valvena for 27 million installments in 2022.

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