COVID-19: Vaccine bosses urge caution over Omicron variant

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Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Vaccine bosses urge caution over Omicron variant” – below is their description.

The heads of Moderna and Pfizer say they should know in two to six weeks whether the current vaccines will work against Omicron.

There are fears that the number of mutations on the spike protein will render the vaccines ineffective – or less effective – against the new variant.

Stephane Bancel, head of Moderna, said there were early indications his company’s vaccine would be less effective.

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