“Spikevax bivalent Original/Omicron” booster vaccine

 There appears, however, to be good news on the Covid vaccine front. A vaccine designed to target two different forms of Covid has been approved by the UK regulator for use as booster jabs in people over the age of 18. This moderna vaccine targets not only the original coronavirus, but is designed specifically to target the Omicron variant BA.1, which fuelled a wave of Covid in the UK last winter. The UK is the first country to approve the bivalent vaccine, known as “Spikevax bivalent Original/Omicron”. It is now up to the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to decide whether it will, as expected, be used in the booster vaccine, expected to begin in September. 

A link to the full press statement released on the 15th August 2022 can be viewed here.

Myaware Medical Committee guidance

  • All patients with myasthenia are advised to keep up to date with all Covid vaccinations as offered.
  • Patients and close relatives should continue to utilise precautions such as wearing masks, social distancing and hand washing, particularly when in close proximity to people with an unknown vaccination status.
  • Patients should promote open discussions about prevention of COVID-19 infection, including vaccination, among those with whom they live with, or people they socialise with, and encourage them to get vaccinated to keep everyone safe.
  • If specific questions remain, patients should seek medical advice from their GP or treating neurologist to discuss in more detail their individual clinical situation and estimated risks.

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COVID 19 - Nation specific guidance

England Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support 

Wales Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Scotland Coronavirus in Scotland 

NI Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

COVID 19 - Guidance for those at higher risk

England COVID-19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Scotland 

Wales

Northern Ireland 

Association of British Neurologists

COVID-19 Guidance and Advice - Association of British Neurologists (theabn.org)

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