AP: Vaccine Makers Racing To Update Their Shots

The Associated Press reports:

Vaccine makers are racing to update their COVID-19 shots against the newest coronavirus threat even before it’s clear a change is needed, just in case.

Experts doubt today’s shots will become useless but say it’s critical to see how fast companies could produce a reformulated dose and prove it works — because whatever happens with omicron, this newest mutant won’t be the last.

Pfizer expects to have an omicron-specific candidate ready for the Food and Drug Administration to consider in March.

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