Moderna says vaccine highly efficient, but seeks 3rd shot in fall

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U.S. biotechnology firm Moderna Inc. said Thursday its coronavirus vaccine maintained 93 percent efficacy through six months after the second shot, but pointed to the likelihood of the need for a third booster shot in the fall. "We are pleased that our COVID-19 vaccine is showing durable efficacy of 93 percent through six months, but recognize that the Delta variant is a significant new threat," Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said in a statement as the company reported its quarterly financial results. The company attributed the need for a booster shot to what it calls "increased force of infectio...

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