Coronavirus Australia updates: Novavax COVID-19 vaccine found to be about 90 per cent effective in large study

Australia has about 51 million doses on order.

14/06/2021 5:02:00 PM

The Novavax vaccine, which is expected to form a key plank of Australia's rollout, has been found to be highly effective against COVID-19 and protect against variants, the company says. 9News

Australia has about 51 million doses on order.

(Nine)Novavax's study involved nearly 30,000 people ages 18 and up in the US and Mexico. Two-thirds received two doses of the vaccine, three weeks apart, and the rest got dummy shots.There were 77 cases of COVID-19 — 14 in the group that got the vaccine and the rest in volunteers who received dummy shots. None in the vaccine group had moderate or severe disease, compared to 14 in the placebo group.

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The vaccine was similarly effective against several variants including the one first detected in the UK, which is dominant in the US, and in high-risk populations including the elderly and people with other health problems.Side effects were mostly mild — tenderness and pain at the injection site. There were no reports of unusual blood clots or heart problems, Mr Erck said.

Novavax reported the results in a press release and plans to publish in a medical journal, where it will be vetted by independent experts. The Maryland-based company previously released findings from smaller studies in Britain and South Africa.COVID-19 vaccines train the body to recognise the coronavirus, especially the spike protein that coats it, and get ready to fight the virus off.

The Novavax vaccine is made with lab-grown copies of that protein. That's different from some of the other vaccines now widely used, which include genetic instructions for the body to make its own spike protein.The Novavax vaccine can be stored in standard refrigerators, making it easier to distribute.

Novavax previously announced manufacturing delays due to supply shortages. The company now expects to reach production of 100 million doses a month by the end of September and 150 million doses a month by December.The company has committed to supplying a total of 1.1 billion doses to developing countries.

In May, vaccines alliance Gavi announced it had signed an agreement to buy 350 million doses of Novavax's vaccine, with deliveries estimated to begin in the third quarter.COVAX, the global initiative to provide vaccines to countries, is facing a critical shortage of vaccines after its biggest supplier in India suspended exports until the end of the year,

Novavax has been working on developing vaccines for more than three decades but hasn't brought one to market.The company's coronavirus vaccine work is partly funded by the US government. Read more: Nine News Australia »

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Is highly effective a scientific term? What else does it do? Will it mop the floor, take the kids to school, do my shopping? vaccineshortage LNPfail ScottyDoesNothing

Novavax COVID-19 shot 90 per cent effective, large study findsVaccine maker Novavax has said that its shot is highly effective against COVID-19 and also protects against variants in a large, late-stage study in the US and Mexico Anything has got to be better than AZ. nothavingAZ pfizerforall Scotty picked the wrong vaccine Everyone who had AZ will probably need a shot like this for their booster shot.

Novavax COVID-19 shot 90 per cent effective, large study findsThe Australian government has ordered 51 million doses of Novavax’s product, which is easy to store and transport. Novavax auspol covid19 vaccine Ahhh, there it is. Pure spin out of the PMO after a damming 4Corners report. Large study that wasn’t conducted over the usual time frame of atleast 3-4 years, but backed by a non independent body so that looks to be independent on the exterior, but is funded by said big pharma company. There, fixed it. Any known Side effects ?

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