Moderna Chairman Noubar Afeyan indicated on Tuesday that his company’s COVID-19 shot could require yearly boosters.
“It may well need an annual booster, potentially varying on a year-to-year or every few years basis as the virus varies,” Afeyan said on the Fox Business Network during an interview on “Mornings with Maria.”
Afeyan added that the impact and death toll of the pandemic have been unlike anything experts have seen in the past century. Because of this, uncertainty surrounding what the virus may look like in the future is difficult to surmount.
“We just don’t know how this virus is going to travel from being a pandemic all the way to potentially an endemic virus we have to get used to living with,” he said.
“I think if we end up there, there will be a continuous need for boosting,” he added.https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/578448-moderna-chairman-says-booster-could-be-yearly