SARS-CoV-2 Variants: Impact on Vaccines and Serology

This webinar* reviews both the Delta and Omicron variants, including protection associated with vaccination and the important role of the humoral (antibody) and T-cell immune response. Data on declining immunity and breakthrough infection are discussed, including the value of vaccine boosting to improve protection.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the differing contributions of antibody vs. T-cells in COVID-related immunity
  • Understand the diversity in SARS-CoV-2 viral mutations and the impact on infectivity and immunity
  • Describe similarities and differences in Delta vs. Omicron
  • Describe the benefits of protection associated with vaccination and boosting relative to disease severity

Katherine Soreng

Katherine Soreng, PhD.

Katherine Soreng, PhD.
Global Director of Clinical Education for Laboratory Diagnostics
Siemens Healthineers