Moderna says mRNA flu shot generates better immune response in study than currently available vaccine

September 13, 2023

Moderna said Wednesday that its experimental mRNA-based seasonal flu vaccine generated a stronger immune response against four strains of the flu virus than a currently marketed vaccine in a Phase 3 study, paving the way for the company to discuss a path to approval with regulators.

The experimental shot, dubbed mRNA-1010, was compared with a currently approved seasonal flu vaccine from GSK called Fluarix. The results are from an interim analysis and were disclosed in a company news release Wednesday morning.

The announcement doesn’t come in time to affect this year’s flu season as the vaccine still needs to go through the regulatory approval process.

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