U.S. Government and Novavax Extend Partnership, Securing Up to 1.5 Million Additional Doses of Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine
Novavax, a biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced a modification to its existing agreement with the United States Government, (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Department of Defense), to deliver up to 1.5 million doses of the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted (NVX-CoV2373). This agreement will maintain the U.S. public’s access to Novavax’ vaccine and support the development of smaller dose vials, strain selection in line with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations, and a smooth transition to the commercial market.
“This agreement acknowledges the need to offer the American people a diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio and underscores the importance of Novavax’ partnership with the U.S. government to ensure continuous access to a protein-based option as part of public health measures,” said John C. Jacobs, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novavax. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the U.S. government on the development of our COVID-19 vaccine to meet the requirements of the FDA and our commercial customers for the upcoming 2023/2024 vaccination campaign.”
This contract will support the U.S. government’s continued efforts to make Novavax’ protein-based vaccine available for free to states, jurisdictions, federal pharmacy partners and federally qualified health centers.
The Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted received emergency use authorization from the U.S. FDA for use to prevent COVID-19 in adults aged 18 and older and in adolescents aged 12 through 17 as a primary series, and as a first booster dose at least six months after completion of primary vaccination with an authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 18 and older for whom an FDA-authorized mRNA bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is not accessible or clinically appropriate, and to individuals aged 18 and older who elect to receive the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted because they would otherwise not receive a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
This contract is supported with previously allocated federal funds from HHS, the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, through the Department of Defense Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense under Contract Number W15QKN-16-9-1002, Project Number MCDC2011-001.
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