Pfizer Vaccine May Partially Protect Against Omicron: Study

Wednesday, 08 December 2021 – 18:50 GMT+7
Pfizer Vaccine May Partially Protect Against Omicron: Study - English
Medical syringe and vial in front of Omicron text / Credit: Pavlo Gonchar, SOPA Images via Reuters, Antara

All manufacturers, including Pfizer and BioNTech, are expected to release their data in a few weeks.

The leading infectious disease expert in the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Tuesday that preliminary evidence suggested the Omicron variant of Covid-19 might have a higher transmission rate, but was less severe.

He said the US was conducting tests to determine current vaccine protection against the variant and expected results to be out next week.

Umer Raffat, an analyst with Evercore ISI, cautioned against reading too much into one study and notes that there was significant variability in measuring decreased antibody levels in previous laboratory studies. (ant/dil/mcr20/jpnn)

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Two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine do not provide full protection against the Omicron Covid-19 variant.