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COVID vaccines

Japan's Shionogi booster delivers similar results to Pfizer: study

Deliveries of COVID vaccine to start as early as May after trial success

A local resident receives a COVID-19 booster shot at a Tokyo mass vaccination center.    © Reuters

OSAKA -- Japanese drugmaker Shionogi's COVID-19 vaccine candidate was found to be as effective as Pfizer shots as a booster in a late-stage clinical trial, the company announced Friday.

"We saw extremely positive results, and we hope to accelerate development," President and CEO Isao Teshirogi told reporters.

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