New Moderna Vaccine Offers Stronger Protection

The company says side effects are similar to those seen in current booster doses.

Moderna says its updated vaccine shows stronger resistance to the omicron variant.
The company says its bivalent booster targets both the omicron variant and the original coronavirus strain in a single shot. Currently, omicron sub-variants are driving virtually all the new covid cases in the U.S. Moderna is planning to have the new booster available in late summer. The company says side effects are similar to those seen in current booster doses.