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Omicron variant 'highly infectious' and COVID booster jabs may need 'double' dose, says Moderna CEO

Sky News Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Omicron variant 'highly infectious' and COVID booster jabs may need 'double' dose, says Moderna CEOThe head of drugmaker Moderna said he believes the Omicron variant is "highly infectious" and it is "highly possible" the effectiveness of vaccines is decreasing - adding that boosters may need a "double" dose to provide the best protection.
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