published : 2023-08-26

CDC's Independent Panel to Offer Insights on Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Ahead of Autumn

The immunization council from CDC is set to vote on revised COVID-19 vaccine guidelines during its meeting on September 12.

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Next month, a group of independent advisers associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are slated to convene with the aim of making recommendations on the latest COVID-19 vaccines in preparation for the anticipated viral resurgence during the fall season. The information surfaced through a notification on a U.S. government website last Friday.

Aimed at putting the revised COVID-19 vaccines to vote, the CDC's immunization panel has scheduled a gathering for the 12th of September, as revealed by a notice on the federal registry.

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Vaccine producers such as Pfizer along with their German collaborator BioNTech SE, Moderna, and Novavax, have already developed their vaccines targeted towards the XBB.1.5 subvariant of the virus.

Mandy Cohen, the CDC Director, earlier this month projected that the vaccines are anticipated to be available for public use by the third or fourth week of September. Nevertheless, this hinges on the recommended approval by the CDC itself, and subsequent authorization by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.

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With the escalating circumstance presenting itself, the upcoming vaccines are to be launched, serving as the potential response mechanism.