Novavax COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in U.S. trial

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in U.S. trial
# 14 June 2021 22:13 (UTC +04:00)

Novavax Inc on Monday said its COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective, including against a variety of concerning variants of the coronavirus in a large, late-stage U.S.-based clinical trial, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The study of nearly 30,000 volunteers in the United States and Mexico puts Novavax on track to file for emergency authorization in the United States and elsewhere in the third quarter of 2021, the company said.

The protein-based vaccine was more than 93% effective against the more easily transmissible predominant coronavirus variants that have caused concern among scientists and public health officials, Novavax said.

Protein-based vaccines are a conventional approach that use purified pieces of the virus to spur an immune response, such as those used against whooping cough and shingles.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED