J&J CEO: Mutations may lead to annual Covid-19 vaccine shots

Regular Covid-19 shots might be here to stay. Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, told CNBC that mutations may lead to a need for annual Covid-19 shots similar to flu shots.

“Unfortunately, as (the virus) spreads it can also mutate,” he said in an interview. “Every time it mutates, it’s almost like another click of the dial so to speak where we can see another variant, another mutation that can have an impact on its ability to fend off antibodies or to have a different kind of response not only to a therapeutic but also to a vaccine.”

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