Philippines approve state of emergency use of Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a sticker “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” and a medical syringe in front of displayed Novavax logo in this illustration was taken on October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo/File Photo

  • Covovax is 9th vaccine approved in Philippines
  • Novavax is applying for emergency use in Europe, Canada

MANILA, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – The Philippines has approved a state of emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine by Novavax Inc (NVAX.O), the head of the food and drug agency said: on Wednesday the ninth vaccine approved in the Southeast Asian country.

The nanoparticle vaccine, under the brand name Covovax, will be manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and has been approved for use on adults aged 18 and over, the head of the bureau, Rolando Enrique Domingo, to: public briefing.

covovax, die had efficacy of 89.7% in clinical trials, will be administered in two doses met an interval of not less than 21 days, Domingo added.

The Philippines has vaccinated more than a quarter of it’s 110 million population.

At the beginning of this month Novavax received her first emergency use authorization from Indonesia. Novavax also submitted an application for approval of the vaccine in Canada and with the European Medicines Agency.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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