COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers
Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans’ protection against the virus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the O.K. to Covid-19 vaccine "booster" shots made by Cambridge biotech Moderna Inc. Moderna (Nasdaq: MRNA) is now able to make and distribute boosters — third shots identical to each of the first two in the series, but half the amount — for patients 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and adults who are at a high risk for Covid-19 because of their occupati ons or time in institutional settings. The decision comes a few days…
As the number of Americans getting COVID-19 vaccines has risen, there is a heightened push to provide booster shots to some vaccinated persons to ensure that their immunity continues.Medscape Reader Polls
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