Moderna’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Burton said on Sunday (May 1) that his company was preparing to provide large amounts of its vaccine booster against Omicron and other COVID-19 variants this fall.
“We’re confident by the fall of this year we should have large amounts of that new booster vaccine that will protect against Omicron and other variants,” Burton said in an interview on CBS.
Last month, Moderna announced that its new bivalent COVID-19 booster shot was more effective against all variants than the company’s currently available coronavirus vaccine.
The company has said it expects initial data on its omicron-specific vaccine to be available in the second quarter of this year
Burton also made a general push on Sunday for people who have not already done so to receive their COVID-19 booster.
“People are eligible now to get boosted. I would absolutely recommend it,” he said on Sunday.