The vaccine is being touted as being as effective was the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against all variants of Covid….
A new COVID-19 vaccine by Novavax, a small U.S. drug company that has never before brought a product to market, is preparing to file a request for U.S. authorization to become a fourth vaccine to be used in the country.
In March, the company’s CEO, Stanley Erck, told CNBC that he was hopeful the vaccine would get cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in May.
The company received $1.6 billion from the U.S. to develop and manufacture its vaccine, although it took much longer than its competitors to get through its trials….
A senior U.S. administration official told Politico that they are unsure how quickly the company can fulfill its 100 million doses it promised the U.S. this year.
Novavax would join Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson in being the only coronavirus vaccines authorized for use in the U.S.
Novavax is also expected to help provide vaccines to poorer countries that have been struggling to receive doses, Mesfin Teklu Tessema, who works for COVAX, a program aimed at providing vaccines to poorer countries, told Politico….