Moderna eyes COVID vaccine booster for South Africa variant

Moderna is developing a COVID-19 vaccine booster to fight off the more contagious strain of the virus first identified in South Africa.

“As we seek to defeat the COVID-19 virus, which has created a worldwide pandemic, we believe it is imperative to be proactive as the virus evolves,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement.

Fellow vaccine makers Pfizer and BioNTech released research earlier this month indicating that their shot works against the British and South African COVID-19 variants…. Both shots use messenger RNA, manufactured genetic material that’s injected into cells to provoke an immune response in the body.

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