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Novavax working on jab against Omicron variant

Novavax said on Friday it is already working on a vaccine against the newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The pharmaceutical company noted it "has already initiated the development of a new recombinant spike protein based on the known genetic sequence" and added it expects to have the jab ready for testing and manufacturing in a matter of weeks.

The Omicron variant was first detected earlier this week in South Africa and scientists warned existing COVID-19 vaccines could be less effective against the strain. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson stated it started testing the effectiveness of its coronavirus jab against Omicron.

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