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Vaccine makers start work on jabs versus Omicron

BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are working on vaccines that specifically target Omicron in case their existing shots are not effective against the new coronavirus variant, the companies said on Monday, November 29.

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BioNTech SE said it had started work on a vaccine tailored to Omicron, along with partner Pfizer.

Moderna Inc said it could take months to begin shipping such a vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson is also evaluating the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine against Omicron, while also pursuing a vaccine specific to the variant.

The variant’s emergence has triggered a strong global response as countries worry that it could spread fast even in vaccinated populations.

Go calls on Filipinos to participate in the three-day nat’l vaxx drive

Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography Christopher “Bong” Go encouraged all eligible Filipinos to get their free COVID-19 shots during the National Vaccination Days to help the government achieve its goal of inoculating an additional 9 million individuals across the country by the start of December.