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BREAKING: Pfizer Say Test Shows 3 Doses Of Vaccine Neutralize Omicron

A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

  BioNTech and Pfizer (PFE.N) said on Wednesday a three-shot course of their COVID-19 vaccine was shown to generate a neutralising effect against the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test.

In the first official statement from vaccine manufacturers on the likely efficacy of their shot against Omicron, BioNTech and Pfizer said in a joint statement that two vaccine doses resulted in significantly lower neutralising antibodies but that a third dose of their vaccine increased the neutralising antibodies by a factor of 25.

They added that, if needed, they can deliver an Omicron-based vaccine in March 2022.


Reporting by Ludwig Burger; editing by Jason Neely

Reutersposted on  SouthFloridaReporter.comDec. 8, 2021

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