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Pfizer, Moderna Booster affects against OMICRON

Moderna booster shot immediately builds immune response levels against Omicron, organization claimed.

Moderna Booster:

Moderna claimed on Monday that primer information showed that its COVID-19 booster shot is powerful against the omicron variation of the Covid presently flooding in the U.S. and more all over the planet.

The news of Moderna’s findings adds more scientific backing to the idea that booster shots are an effective way to offer continued protection against the coronavirus, especially with the growing omicron variant.

The pharmaceutical organization said its present FDA-approved, 50-microgram booster shot builds neutralizer levels against omicron 37-fold compared to pre-booster levels.

Research also showed a 100-microgram booster dose gave an even higher level of protection — an 83-fold increase in neutralizing antibody levels, Moderna said.

CEO Statement:

“The dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant is concerning to all. However, these data showing that the currently authorized Moderna COVID-19 booster can boost neutralizing antibody levels 37-fold higher than pre-boost levels are reassuring,” said Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna.

The company said it is continuing to work to develop an omicron-specific booster.

Pfizer:

Pfizer’s testing likewise found its COVID-19 vaccine triggered a similarly big jump in omicron-fighting antibodies. The vaccines made by Pfizer and by Moderna, both made with mRNA technology, are used by many countries around the world to fight the coronavirus.

Together, the available evidence backs health authorities’ increasing pleas for people to get their boosters as soon as they’re eligible.

Antibody levels predict how well a vaccine may prevent infection with the coronavirus but they are just one layer of the immune system’s defenses. Other research suggests the vaccine still should induce good protection against severe disease if people do experience a breakthrough infection.

Both Moderna and Pfizer are developing shots to better match the omicron variant in case they’re needed.

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