Moderna expects safety from its COVID-19 vaccine for a minimum of a 12 months – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Overnight, Moderna released some promising results for their COVID-19 vaccine related to how long it will protect people.

We learned this morning that the Moderna vaccine should prevent you from contracting COVID-19 for at least a year.

According to Moderna’s chief medical officer, there is a possibility that a third shot will be required. Therefore, the company needs to test the employees to see if the booster extends protection.

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Currently, the vaccine is given in two doses about a month apart and is 94% effective about two weeks after the second shot.

Since the vaccine is still so new, there is still so much to learn, according to Moderna.

However, company executives believe a third booster shot might work, especially for people who are at higher risk of developing the virus.

Moderna also announced three new development programs for other deadly diseases.

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