Moderna says COVID booster, like flu vaccine, could be yearly

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“Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of Moderna, discussed a new COVID-19 therapeutic and booster shots during an exclusive interview on “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday, noting that there could be a “continuous need for boosting” every year similar “to what we do with the flu vaccine.”

“We aren’t really going to be sure until we look in hindsight,” he told host Maria Bartiromo

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“We just don’t know how this virus is going to travel from being a pandemic all the way to potentially an endemic virus we have to get used to living with,” Afeyan added.

“If that’s where it ends up, then it may well need an annual booster, potentially varying on a year-to-year or every few years’ basis as the virus varies, similarly to what we do with the flu vaccine and so I think if we end up there, there will be a continuous need for boosting.”

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