2-in-1 Covid/Flu vaccine is in our future

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Drug company Moderna says its combined flu and Covid vaccine, which targets the two diseases in a single shot, has passed a vital part of final-stage scientific checks.
The phase-three trial shows the vaccine arms the body with protective antibodies.
And it does so as effectively as separate flu and Covid shots, results suggest.
Fewer injections would be more convenient and simpler, Moderna says.
Chief executive Stephane Bancel told BBC News he hoped the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine could be made widely available in 2026 – or perhaps, 2025.
“We are very delighted about the results, because it’s the first time in the world that a company is able to show positive phase-three results combining in a single dose flu and Covid vaccine,” he said.
“You get one dose, one needle,” which meant “ease and peace of mind for the consumer”.
Competitors Pfizer and BioNTech are testing a similar two-in-one mRNA vaccine against flu and Covid.
Scientists hope mRNA vaccines will be faster to make and update than the current ones used against flu, and be a better match for ever-changing strains.

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