Moderna: Omicron-Specific Booster Shot Generates Strong Response to BA.4, BA.5

The announcement comes as the pair of omicron subvariants continues to increase in the U.S.By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder|June 22, 2022, at 11:38 a.m.SaveMore

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Boston, MA - April 5: A dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is prepared at a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center in Bostons Dorchester on April 5, 2022. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

A dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, April 5, 2022, in Boston.(PAT GREENHOUSE/THE BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES)

Moderna on Wednesday announced that its booster shot designed to target the omicron variant as well as the original coronavirus strain demonstrates a strong immune response against a pair of omicron subvariants that are quickly spreading across the U.S.

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The shot generated more than a fivefold increase above baseline levels in antibodies against BA.4 and BA.5 one month after it was administered, according to the company.

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