Moderna working on COVID-19 booster that targets omicron variant, says CEO

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New York Daily News

An omicron-specific booster shot could be ready by the fall, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Monday. The pharmaceutical company is currently working on a targeted shot for the newest COVID-19 variant, Bancel announced. The booster is about to enter clinical trials. On CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bancel said the shot could in pharmacies and arms as early as the fall. “We need to be careful to try to stay ahead of a virus and not behind the virus,” she said. The current Moderna booster shot, a half dose, increases neutralizing antibody levels against omicron 37-fold over the second shot. A full dose i…

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