Like Moderna, pandemic peers Pfizer and BioNTech head to PhIII with Covid/flu combo jab
Just like Moderna announced a few weeks ago, Pfizer and BioNTech said they will also head to Phase III “in the coming months” for a Covid-19/flu combination vaccine, the duo disclosed Thursday morning.
In a nearly 1,000-person Phase I/II study, their investigational mRNA-based combination vaccine was able to drum up “robust immune responses” to various strains of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 compared to a licensed flu shot and their Omicron BA.4/BA.5 bivalent jab. The safety was “consistent” with their Covid jab, the companies said.
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