AstraZeneca

FDA Updates Recommendation Around AstraZeneca’s Evusheld

The FDA has revised its emergency use authorization for AstraZeneca’s Evusheld, a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. Due to emerging data, it has been observed that the original 150mg dose of each monoclonal antibody may be less likely to prevent infection than originally indicated. Thus, the FDA has authorized a double dose of each antibody for immunocompromised patients.

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Results of Com-Cov Mix-and-Match Vaccine Study

The Com-Cov2 study tested the efficacy and safety of mix-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Novavax. Moderna or Novavax vaccines were administered 8-12 weeks after a first dose of the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine, measuring for IgG antibodies at 28 days after the second dose.

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Hybrid Immunity in Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Patients

Researchers at the Center For Arthritis and Rheumatism Excellence in Kerala, India, tested immune responses in autoimmune rheumatic disease patients (AIRD) after one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine following a SARS-CoV-2 infection versus two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine without a previous infection. 

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UK Data on Vaccine Efficacy against the Omicron Variant

A UK Health Security Agency technical briefing has reported that the new Omicron variant is able to evade antibodies from both vaccination and previous infection. Vaccine effectiveness was reportedly lower for Omicron than the Delta variant, with evidence of waning protection against symptomatic disease by 10 weeks after a booster dose.

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