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Moderna says its updated COVID shot offers 8-fold increase in Omicron protection

Moderna’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine that combines its original shot with protection against the Omicron variant appears to work, the company announces.

COVID-19 vaccine makers are studying updated boosters that might be offered in the fall to better protect people against future coronavirus surges.

Moderna’s preliminary study results show people given the combination shot experienced an eight-fold increase in virus-fighting antibodies capable of targeting the Omicron mutant, the company announces.

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