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Novavax company claims readiness of new Covid-19 vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The efficacy of the vaccine is almost 100%
12:19, 29 January 2021

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The third and final stage of trials of the Novavax vaccine from coronavirus is finished, as American vaccine development company Novavax reported.

“Candidate NVX -CoV2373, its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, met the primary endpoint, with a vaccine efficacy of 89.3%, in its Phase 3 clinical trial conducted in the United Kingdom (UK),” the message said.

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The medicine was also tested on the ‘British’ strain of coronavirus. On the basis of the tests, it is established that Novavax vaccine’s efficacy is 95.6% against the main strain and 85.6% against the new mutation. Over 15,000 participants at the age of 18 up to 84 were involved in the trial, including 27% of people over the age of 65.

Earlier, Novavax reported the positive results of the early testing of its vaccine from Covid-19 that showed that it might cause the immune response and it is safe in general.

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As we reported, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for use in the EU. The final decision on the use of this vaccine in the EU member states must be made by the European Commission. 

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