Dutch wellbeing council backs Novavax for individuals who object to mRNA vaccines

The Dutch overall health council is recommending that individuals who have not but been vaccinated versus coronavirus but have a principal objection to the forms at this time on give be given the option of the new Novavax vaccine.

The Gezondheidsraad explained that it nonetheless advised the Pfizer Biontech and Moderna vaccines earlier mentioned other manufacturers but reported that the Novavax vaccine was acceptable for persons who do not want a messenger RNA dose. The mRNA sort of vaccine utilizes nanoparticles or liposomes to provide the mRNA protein and induce the immune process to develop antibodies.

The health council says that the Novavax vaccine,  which is centered on protein, offers 60% to 90% safety from creating coronavirus and that two doses are wanted, three weeks apart.

It was previously accepted by the European Medications Company and the Netherlands has purchased 840,000 doses, which will be shipped by the conclusion of February at the earliest.

It is not yet very clear how helpful the new vaccine is towards the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

The Omicron variant is now the most widespread variety in Amsterdam, in accordance to study by the local well being board and Amsterdam’s UMC instructing hospital.

In overall 63 of 106 samples analysed for virus sort were being Omicron, the research crew stated.

Dutch community well being institute RIVM expects Omicron to be the dominant variation nationwide by the stop of the calendar year.


Meanwhile, the overall health ministry has confirmed to DutchNews.nl that some 1,500 good coronavirus check samples are analysed a 7 days to decide the different variants of the virus at this time in circulation.

The sequencing is carried out in 40 labs nationwide, the spokesman mentioned. In addition, a few labs have a common PCR take a look at readily available which reveals if the Omicron variant is concerned.

A overall of 13,400 new beneficial tests had been claimed to the RIVM in the 24 several hours to Thursday early morning, somewhat over the typical more than the previous seven days and in line with Wednesday’s determine.

The range of healthcare facility people carries on to drop. There are now 2,240 individuals being dealt with for coronavirus in medical center, of whom 583 are in an intense care ward.

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