Covid-flu combination vaccine shows positive results in late-stage trial, Moderna says

By Jen Christensen, CNN 

CNN — There could be a combined Covid-19 and flu shot in our future, although it won’t be ready for this year’s flu season.

On Monday, vaccine maker Moderna announced positive late-stage trial results for its Covid-flu combination vaccine it calls mRNA-1083.

Calling the outcome of the late-stage trial “breakthrough results,” Moderna’s Chief Medical Affairs Officer Francesca Ceddia told CNN that people in the trial who got mRNA-1083 showed an improved immune response compared with those who got the standalone flu and Covid vaccines that are available now. The results were true even for people in the trial who were 65 years and older. Generally, older people don’t mount as robust a response to vaccines as younger people do. Read more…