Omicron-targeting vaccines en route to Monaco

The Government on Wednesday announced that  the Pfizer-BioNTech booster vaccine adapted to the Omicron variants will be available next week in the Principality.

The Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Covid-19 are currently the dominant strains in circulation in Monaco and the world, accounting for around 93% of all cases.

As a result, Monaco had requested stocks of the specially adapted mRNA booster shot, and they will arrive in a matter of days.

From next week, the vaccine will be available in the Principality to those who have complete vaccine schedules, which include at least two doses of a jab or one dose and a documented record of having been infected, such as a PCR test of positive antigen test.

Those who would like to receive a booster are asked to contact the authorities one of three ways. People can either call the Covid Call Centre at +377, reachable 7/7 days from 9am to 5pm or go to

or visit the Monaco Santé website on

The new booster shot is available to all residents and citizens, but it is being highly recommended for people over the age of 60, with a strong emphasis on the over-80s, pregnant women, people with co-morbidities and those suffering from autoimmune diseases.

The Comirnaty monovalent vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech remains available for the primary vaccination of people aged 12 and over.


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