Covid: a fourth dose will be necessary from this fall, according to the CEO of Moderna

By Graziella L. Posted on January 8, 2022 at 9:36 a.m.

The vaccination campaign for the third dose has barely started when the boss of Moderna is already considering a fourth dose of the vaccine, which he considers necessary for this fall.

Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Modern, believes that a fourth dose of vaccine against Covid-19 should be necessary tofall 2022. These comments come at a time when the vaccination campaign for the third dose began less than a month ago in France, and the time between doses has just been reduced to four months.

I still believe we’ll need boosters in fall 2022 and beyond, said the boss of the company Moderna. According to him, the effects of the third dose will wear off over time and require the injection of a new booster dose. He even added that it would be a surprise to see the effects last over time.

In Israel, the authorities began to inject a fourth dose to some residents, the most fragile. In the general population, the vaccine is for the moment suspended, pending the first studies around Omicron. Concerning France, Jean Castex announced this Thursday, January 6 that the government was awaiting the approval of the health authorities to begin injections of this new booster dose.

The CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, had also formulated a few days ago this need to resort to a fourth dose in the short term. The two businessmen believe that elderly people with co-morbidities or illnesses might need a annual vaccination booster.

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