Moderna says Omicron vaccine could be ready by early 2022

Moderna Inc.’s chief medical officer, Paul Burton, said he suspects that the new variant of the omicron coronavirus may elude current vaccines, and if so, a reformulated injection could be …

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MinSalud announced that 11 million vaccines are ready for the booster dose


Last Tuesday, November 23, the Ministry of Health confirmed that the application of booster doses would begin for the population between 18 and 49 years old. This announcement was made a few days after opening the immunization phase for people over 50 years of age who have completed four months after completing their scheme.

With these new measures, the Government seeks to mitigate the impact that is expected with the fourth peak and for this, the head of the Health portfolio, Fernando Ruiz, assured that the country has the capacity to supply the application of vaccines, for those who do not they have the first dose, for those who need to complete the entire scheme and, also, for those who already require the booster dose.

Once the vaccines are assured, the Ministry explained that the application time for the reinforcement will be six months after the last dose, and according to how the stages of the National Vaccination Plan are developed, “of the first group vaccinated of Stage 1 and Stage 2 The six months have already passed and, therefore, they would be getting vaccinated as of today, ”Ruiz said Tuesday.

In line with this, the minister stressed that the Vaccine Advisory Committee also recommended applying the doses heterologously, since as explained by Areandina epidemiologist Ángel Muegues, this strategy, which consists of applying a different vaccine, seeks to maximize the mechanisms against a virus. “It can trigger complementary responses in the immune system; mixing vaccines has been shown to produce higher antibody titers than with a single type of vaccine ”.

Thus, those who have been vaccinated with Pfizer and Moderna, can apply AstraZeneca since it is a viral vector, while those who have Sinovac can with any of the above, except Pfizer to give priority to pregnant women.

It should be noted that Moderna and Pfizer announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the authorization of emergency use of the booster dose of the anticovid booster vaccine for all adults over 18 years of age.

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Conflict of interests in the Board of Directors of Grupo Sura would delay decision on takeover bid

Before the Public Acquisition Offer (OPA) for Nutresa, the largest shareholders of the food company (Grupo Sura and Grupo Argos) began to analyze the options to make a decision. Sura …

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MinSalud reported that more than 53.1 million vaccines against covid-19 have been applied

The Ministry of Health reported cut to Thursday, November 18, 2021, a total of 53.17 million vaccines against covid-19 have been applied in the country. The figure is the result …

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Bank profits grew $ 1.13 trillion in September, stood at $ 9.31 trillion

The Financial Superintendency of Colombia (SFC) revealed the financial system figures for September 2021. In the ninth month of the year, banks achieved profits of $ 9.31 trillion, which represents …

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What’s behind the battle between Amazon and Visa over the use of payment cards

The battle between the world’s largest e-commerce company and the world’s largest payments network began quietly. It started in Singapore, where in September Amazon.com Inc. began adding a small surcharge …

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For Scotiabank, Gilinski’s hostile takeover for control of Nutresa is “unlikely”

In a report published by Scotiabank, referring to the launch of the hostile takeover bid for the control of Nutresa by the Gilinski Group, The financial institution assured that this …

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The challenges of Javier Suárez in his arrival to the presidency of the Davivienda bank in 2022

Efrain Forero He will leave the presidency of the bank of ‘La Casita Roja’, as Davivienda is popularly known, as of January 1, 2022. His successor will be the current …

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Arcos Dorados has invested US $ 10 million in Colombia in the last three years

After two years the wait is over. Golden arches carried out the reopening of its flagship restaurant in Parque de la 93 in Bogotá. It is a more modern place …

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Ecopetrol made a new gas and oil discovery located in Aguazul, Casanare

Ecopetrol reported on a new discovery at the Liria YW12 exploratory well, located in the municipality of Aguazul, Casanare, where it confirmed the presence of 49 ° API gas and …

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