The emergence of this variant has sparked a strong global response, as countries are concerned that vaccinated populations may also spread rapidly. Travel curb And other restrictions.
BioNTech SE said it has begun developing a vaccine tailored to Omicron with partner Pfizer.
Meanwhile, Moderna Inc could take months to begin shipping such vaccines, CEO Stephane Bancel told CNBC.
Bansel stated the existing effectiveness COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) Vaccines against mutants are currently unknown and should become clearer in about two weeks.
While Johnson & Johnson are also assessing the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine against Omicron, they are also pursuing vaccines that are specific to that variant.
Matthew Mamen, Head of Global Research at J & J’s Pharmaceuticals Division, said:
Top South African infectious disease experts said Omicron appears to be more contagious than previous variants. Immunity From vaccination or previous infection.
(Report by Manas Mishra in Bangalore; edited by Sriraj Kalluvila)