European Medicines Agency (EMA) News Channel
Comirnaty is a vaccine for preventing COVID-19, currently authorised for use in people aged 12 and older. It contains a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA) with instructions for producing a protein, known as the spike protein, which is naturally present in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Booster doses are given to vaccinated people (i.e. people who have completed their primary vaccination) to restore protection after it has waned.
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