Moderna Vaccine to protect for a couple of years

Lahore, 7th January: COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna is likely to protect for a couple of years.

Baaghi TV: Cheif Executive Officer (CEO) of the Moderna company announced on Thursday that its COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is likely to offer protection of up to a couple of years.

He also said that more data is still needed to make a final assessment.

According to reports from the Reuters, the US biotech company, which stunned the world last year by coming up with a vaccine against the disease caused by the new coronavirus in just a few weeks, received approval for its shot from the European Commission on Wednesday.

Given the fact that the vaccine development and pharmacovigilance usually requires years, the protection duration of COVID-19 shots is a lingering question for scientists and regulators.

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said at an event organised by financial services group Oddo BHF, “The nightmare scenario that was described in the media in the spring with a vaccine only working a month or two is, I think, out of the window.”

“The antibody decay generated by the vaccine in humans goes down very slowly. We believe there will be protection potentially for a couple of years,” he added.

Bancel added his company was about to prove that its vaccine would also be effective against variants of the coronavirus seen in Britain and South Africa.

Scientists say that newly developed vaccines should be equally effective against both variants.

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