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Pfizer says three doses of its COVID vaccine protect against Omicron

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08.12.2021

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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