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Pfizer working on booster shot to protect against COVID-19 variants: Bloomberg

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech Se are developing booster shots that can protect against COVID-19 variants, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla. (bloom.bg/2KOR6qy)

Moderna Inc, whose vaccine has also been authorized for emergency use in the United States, had said on Monday it would test a new booster shot aimed at the South African variant of the coronavirus after concluding the antibody response could be diminished.

Pfizer did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Reporting by Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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