Novavax and Canadian government purchase agreement for COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax, the late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, has finalised an agreement with the government of Canada to supply up to 76 million doses of NVX-CoV2373, the company’s recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine. Canada has committed to purchase 52 million doses of the vaccine with the option for up to an additional 24 million doses. NVX-CoV2373 is currently in Phase III clinical development for the prevention of COVID-19.

“We thank the government of Canada for their confidence in our program and ongoing partnership in the regulatory review and delivery of a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine for the citizens of Canada,” said John Trizzino, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Business Officer, Novavax. “Novavax is proud to play our part in working tirelessly together with governments, scientists, regulators and others in the global effort to put an end to the pandemic.”

The company expects to supply NVX-CoV2373 to Canada beginning as early as the second quarter of 2021, following authorisation by Canada’s regulatory agency.

Novavax is currently conducting three efficacy, safety and immunogenicity studies of NVX-CoV2373 and expects to announce initial efficacy results as early as the first quarter of 2021.

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