Moderna Says New Booster Shows 'Superior' Omicron Response

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Published on June 8, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Moderna Says New Booster Shows 'Superior' Omicron Response

Moderna Says New Booster , Shows 'Superior' Omicron Response.

NPR reports Moderna claims its most recent vaccine candidate has shown a "superior neutralizing antibody response" when compared to its first vaccine.

It is "bivalent," engineered to target two different antigens.

Per NPR, Moderna intends to make its newest booster available in fall 2022.

We are submitting our preliminary data and analysis to regulators with the hope that the Omicron-containing bivalent booster will be available in the late summer.

, Stรฉphane Bancel, Moderna CEO, via statement.

Due to a higher antibody response, Moderna believes its newest vaccine will offer protection that is "more durable over time" against Omicron.

Due to a higher antibody response, Moderna believes its newest vaccine will offer protection that is "more durable over time" against Omicron.

Moderna officials think their new vaccine could potentially offer protection for one year.

As new variants continuously arise, Moderna officials hope the new bivalent vaccine can counter the more contagious strains taking hold in the United States.

As new variants continuously arise, Moderna officials hope the new bivalent vaccine can counter the more contagious strains taking hold in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two new subvariants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, are spreading quickly across the country.

Experts say another wave of coronavirus is bound to occur next winter as cold weather drives citizens back indoors


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