Tag: Beta variant

Industry, Vaccines

AZ halts development of Beta variant COVID-19 vaccine

February 10, 2022

Via: Pharmaphorum

The new vaccine – codenamed AZD2816 – started phase 2/3 trials as a booster dose for people vaccinated with Vaxzevria or mRNA vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna last June, when Beta was still the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern. In […]


Omicron may evade Pfizer/BioNTech COVID jab, says study

December 8, 2021

Via: Pharmaphorum

A study by the African Health Research Institute (AHRI) has found that the less of immune protection was “extensive but incomplete,” meaning that some level of immunity was retained against the vaccine. Similar studies conducted by the AHRI also raised […]