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COVID vaccine ‘highly likely’ to work on mutant strain in UK

COVID vaccine ‘highly likely’ to work on mutant strain in UK
Pharmaceutical company BioNTech has said it is confident the vaccine it developed with Pfizer will be effective against a highly contagious mutant strain of coronavirus, which is currently fueling a surge of infections across the United Kingdom.

Pharmaceutical company BioNTech has said it is confident the vaccine it developed with Pfizer will be effective against a highly contagious mutant strain of coronavirus, which is currently fueling a surge of infections across the United Kingdom.pharmaceutical company Pfizer, has been authorized for use in more than 45 countries including Britain, the United States and the EU.BioNTech’s vaccine, which was developed together with U.“We don’t know at the moment if our vaccine is also able to provide protection against this new variant,” he said.

Should the vaccine require adjustments for the new variant, the company would likely be able to make the necessary changes in about six weeks — which does not include the time it could take for regulators to approve any updates before the shots can be used.Peter Wilds is given his Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination by Primary Care Practitioner Nikki Brown at Haxby and Wiggington Surgery on December 22, 2020 in York, England.

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