The Independent revealed that a recent study found that the enhanced Moderna vaccine may provide protection against Corona variants, and the Minister of Vaccines Nadim Al-Zahawi said that scientists are looking at a range of options, including the new enhanced injections to protect against variants or mixing types of vaccines given, so If the patient has had the AstraZeneca vaccine for their initial doses, they may be given Pfizer as a booster.
The president of the company affirmed: “We have been encouraged by these new data, which strengthens our confidence that our enhanced strategy must be preventive against these newly discovered variants,” as one dose of our enhanced Moderna vaccine showed promising results against the Corona variants that were first discovered in Brazil and South Africa. According to the company behind the vaccine.
The newspaper pointed out that the United Kingdom is in the process of preparing for a third round of “enhanced” strikes across the fall, according to reports, with ministers hoping that this effort will lead to seeing virus rates be controlled in a manner similar to influenza..
Now, a small human study by Moderna suggestsModern And it is the company behind one of the three vaccines circulating in the country that the vaccinations helped increase their immunity against the variants of concern..
The newspaper indicated that the booster doses were given to volunteers who were previously vaccinated with the two-dose Moderna vaccine system, and the preliminary data is the result of an experiment involving 40 people that tested each of the current vaccines for the Moderna vaccine. Modern And an upgraded version for protection from the named South African variant mRNA-1273.351.
The newspaper said, the company is also working to develop a vaccine that combines the new and existing vaccine.
The results show that while the booster shots of either version of the vaccine increased the antibodies against all variants tested in the experiment, the new booster had a greater response against the South African variant of the original vaccine..
Stephan Bansel, CEO of Moderna, said: “As we strive to defeat the ongoing epidemic, we remain committed to being proactive with the evolution of the virus. Corona“We were encouraged by these new data, which strengthens our confidence that our enhanced strategy must be preventive against these newly discovered variables,” he added.
He added, “The platform allows mRNA Our own rapid design of candidate vaccines that include key virus mutations, which could allow faster development of alternative vaccines matching future variants if needed..”
This comes as trials are underway to assess the most effective way to immunize the UK’s most vulnerable age groups over the course of the autumn months to stem another spike in cases during the winter..
Vaccination Minister Nadim Al-Zahawi said that scientists are looking at a range of options, including new injections to protect against variants or mixing types of vaccines given, so if the patient has taken the AstraZeneca AstraZeneca For its initial doses, it may be given as a booster.
Al-Zahawi added, “We want them to be able, if they need to, from September onwards to strengthen the most vulnerable.“.
The government has already ordered 60 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in preparation for a boost campaign. “Doctors have not made the decision yet, to administer the booster, either to give more immunity to the most vulnerable, or to increase the durability of protection or to deal with the alternative..”