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Moderna says its COVID vaccine DOES work against variants including 'Delta' strain


BREAKING NEWS: Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine DOES work against variants including Indian ‘Delta’ strain after lab tests

  • Moderna Inc looked at blood samples of eight patients one week after they received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose
  • The vaccine generated high levels of neutralizing antibodies against all variants tested, including the Indian ‘Delta’ variant
  • This means it is likely that Moderna recipients will not need booster shots 

Moderna Inc says its COVID-19 vaccine works against coronavirus variant, including the rapidly spreading Indian ‘Delta’ strain. 

The company tested blood sampes of eight patients one week after they’d gotten their second and final dose of the vaccine.

In laboratory settings in which the blood was mixed with variants, the two-dose shot generated high levels of neutralizing antibodies against all mutants tested.

‘These new data are encouraging and reinforce our belief that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine should remain protective against newly detected variants,’ CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a press release. 

‘These findings highlight the importance of continuing to vaccinate populations with an effective primary series vaccine.’ 

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine generated high levels of neutralizing antibodies against all variants tested, including the Indian 'Delta' variant. Pictured: A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, April 7

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine generated high levels of neutralizing antibodies against all variants tested, including the Indian ‘Delta’ variant. Pictured: A vial of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, April 7

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.



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