UVA Health discusses the bivalent vaccine
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - UVA Health is discussing the Pfizer and Moderna omicron-specific boosters.
The FDA authorized and the CDC endorsed the use of MRNA vaccines from both companies containing two targets: The original 2020 COVID-19 strain and the omicron BA4BA5 subvariant.
“The hope is that since it’s targeting these two strains, that it actually provides a breadth of immunity with a tried and true COVID vaccine,” Doctor Costi Sifri with UVA Health said.
The vaccine is being called bivalent, because it targets two different COVID-19 variants.
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