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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be protective against new variants

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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be protective against new variants

(CNN) – The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine created antibodies that neutralized coronavirus variants first found in the United Kingdom and South Africa, the company said in a news release on Monday.

But there are concerns that the vaccine may have a somewhat decreased efficacy against the strain first spotted in South Africa, and Moderna is working on a booster aimed at fighting it.

Two doses of the vaccine are “expected to be protective against emerging strains detected to date,” according to the release.

The company’s study showed that the variant first found in the UK had “no significant impact” on the vaccine’s effectiveness. […]

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