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Study suggests Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may only partially protect against Omicron

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By Michael Erman (Reuters) -The Omicron variant of the coronavirus can partially evade the protection from two doses of Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, the research head of a laboratory at the Africa Health Research Institute in South Africa said on Tuesday. Still, the study showed that blood from people who had received two doses of the vaccine and had a prior infection were mostly able to neutralize the variant, suggesting that booster doses of the vaccine could help to fend off infection. Alex Sigal, a professor at the Africa Health Research Institute, said on Twitter th…

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