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Pfizer says three doses of its COVID vaccine protect against Omicron

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The coronavirus vaccine developed jointly by BioNTech and Pfizer is “still effective” against the Omicron variant of the virus after three doses, the two companies said on Wednesday.

An Omicron-specific version of the jab, which BioNTech began developing on November 25, will be available “by March,” they said in a statement.

Pfizer said that a third dose of its COVID vaccine “increases the neutralizing antibody titers by 25-fold compared to two doses against the Omicron variant,” based on an initial laboratory study.

The initial data, said Pfizer, shows that “a third dose provides a similar level of neutralizing antibodies to Omicron as is observed after two doses against” previous strains of COVID-19.

“Although two doses of the vaccine may still offer protection against........

© The Times of Israel

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