Pfizer “Omicron vaccine to be released in March”… Moderna “Autumn”

Pfizer CEO Albert Bulla said on the 10th (local time) that a vaccine against COVID-19 omicron mutation will be ready in March.

“The vaccine will be ready in March,” Bulla told CNBC’s Squawk Box.

“This vaccine is aimed at the currently spreading COVID-19 mutations,” he said.

Moderna CEO Stefan Bansel said in an interview with CNBC this morning, “We are developing a vaccine targeting Omicron for the fall of this year.

According to a study by the British Health Service, Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines showed that the immunity against omicron mutations dropped to around 10% within 20 weeks after the second dose. However, it is still effective in preventing aggravation, and when even a booster shot is hit, it is effective in preventing symptomatic infection by up to 75%.

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in December last year that booster shots were effective against this mutation, so booster shots specific to Omicron were unnecessary.

Bulla, meanwhile, declined to comment on whether a fourth dose is necessary and said it would conduct an experiment to determine whether a booster dose is necessary.

Israel is the first country in the world to approve a fourth dose. Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines are being administered to people over the age of 60, immunocompromised, and healthcare workers. Israel has reported that the fourth dose increased the antibody by a factor of five within a week after the initiation of the inoculation.


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