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WHO Approves ‘Emergency Use’ Of Updated Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine For All 194 Member States

by Jacob M. Thompson


Why now and what for?

The following report is a press release by Novavax, published on November 28th:

Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a global company advancing protein-based vaccines with its Matrix-M™ adjuvant, today announced that Nuvaxovid™ XBB.1.5 COVID-19 Vaccine (NVX-CoV2601) has been granted Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the World Health Organization (WHO) for active immunization to prevent COVID-19 in individuals aged 12 and older. The EUL assists WHO member states in assessing vaccines with the aim of expediting availability and enables the WHO’s 194 member states to expedite regulatory approvals to import and administer the vaccine.

The WHO Emergency Use Listing of our updated protein-based non-mRNA COVID-19 vaccine enables expedited regulatory approvals for its 194 member states and UN procurement agencies, such as UNICEF, thereby supporting equitable access to our vaccine around the world.

Rural or hard-to-reach areas can benefit from our vaccine’s ease of transport and storage profile. As part of a diversified vaccine portfolio, our vaccine can play an important role in helping to protect people around the globe against the latest variants.

Said John C. Jacobs, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novavax.

Novavax’s vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius and has a 12-month shelf life, simplifying delivery, decreasing the carbon footprint and reducing wastage…

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