Moderna Therapeutics’ vaccine should remain effective against COVID-19 variants detected in recent months such as the strain identified in England or the South African variant, the group said. via a press release this morning.
The group has nevertheless announced that it is working on an additional booster dose to strengthen immunity.
“As we seek to defeat the COVID-19 virus, which has created a global pandemic, we believe it is imperative to be proactive as the virus evolves. We are encouraged by this new data, which reinforces our belief that the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine should protect against these newly detected variants, ”said Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel.
More details to come.