Third Pfizer/BioNTech dose should protect against Omicron. Photo: AFP
Third Pfizer/BioNTech dose should protect against Omicron. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Omicron protection should be effective after three doses, say Pfizer-BioNTech

  • Early tests show vaccine effective in preventing Covid-19, and against Omicron, if given three times; but warn variant not ‘sufficiently neutralised after two doses’
  • Follows other preliminary results from a study in South Africa suggesting a 40-fold drop in ability of antibodies from Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to neutralise Omicron

Topic |   Coronavirus vaccine
Third Pfizer/BioNTech dose should protect against Omicron. Photo: AFP
Third Pfizer/BioNTech dose should protect against Omicron. Photo: AFP
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