Moderna booster candidate shows strong response against Omicron subvariants

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(Reuters) -Moderna Inc said on Wednesday its bivalent COVID-19 booster candidate showed strong neutralizing antibody response against the fast-spreading Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. The company plans to submit applications to regulators in the coming weeks to update the composition of its booster doses, which it believes may happen in the fall season. Chief Executive Stéphane Bancel said the company is preparing to supply the booster shot starting August, ahead of a potential rise in infections due to Omicron subvariants. The latest data showed that a month after administering a 50 micro…

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