EMA briefing: Omicron BA.4 & BA5 - predominant in July

July 7, 2022

On July 7, EMA had a regular press briefing regarding COVID-19, presenting the latest updates. 

In brief recommendations:

- New wave of COVID-19 is hitting Europe

- Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants are spreading rapidly, being highly transmissible; These variants are expected to become dominant by end of July 2022

- Europe is now in a better position due to high vaccination rates

- Current vaccines expected to offer (at least some) protection against these variants

The video recording is available here:

Source: EMA

EMA regular press briefing on COVID-19 (July 17, 2022)