Moderna says booster shot likely needed before winter

Moderna said Thursday that it expects a third dose of its coronavirus vaccine will be necessary before the winter, citing that protection from the shot will fade over time, The Hill reports.

The biotech firm confirmed that its vaccine maintained 93% efficacy six months after the second dose but said that a booster shot will likely still be needed before the winter.

“We are pleased that our COVID-19 vaccine is showing durable efficacy of 93% through six months but recognize that the Delta variant is a significant new threat, so we must remain vigilant,” Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said in a statement.

“Given this intersection, we believe dose 3 booster will likely be necessary prior to the winter season,” the company said.

Here are key takeaways from the Moderna Phase 3 COVE Study final analysis and real-world evidence. Final analysis of Phase 3 COVE Study demonstrates COVID-19 vaccine efficacy of 93% and emerging real-world evidence demonstrates efficacy against variants of concern.

The 93% efficacy after six months announced by Moderna is a promising sign and compares to the 84% efficacy reported by the Pfizer vaccine.

While there is strong data for six months, the company warned that the rise of the delta variant will cause an “increase of breakthrough infections in vaccinated individuals.”

Moderna: “you might need a booster sh—“ Me: signed in online, waiting outside the Rite Aid at 7am with my sleeve rolled up

Moderna says Covid booster shot produced ‘robust’ immune response against delta
Moderna said its Covid-19 vaccine booster shot produced a “robust” antibody response against the highly contagious delta variant.

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