Novavax files submission to UK regulator for Covid-19 vaccine approval after Blackpool trial

The final data on the Novavax coronavirus vaccine has been submitted to the UK regulator for approval.

Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 2:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th October 2021, 2:24 pm

The firm behind the vaccine said it anticipates a “positive decision” following the completion of its rolling regulatory submission to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

More than 15,000 people took part in the phase 3 Novavax trial at various hospital sites across the UK, including Blackpool.

Novavax said its application for conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) marks the first submission for authorisation of a protein-based coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

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Britain has ordered 60 million doses of the vaccine.

Novavax boss Stanley Erck thanked all trial participants.

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