Novavax: New COVID Vaccine May be Available Soon

Posted by Dana, Volunteer Mentor @danab, Jul 28, 2021

I'm excited to see a new COVID vaccine named Novavax making great progress in third phase trials. It uses a more traditional approach similar to the yearly flu vaccine. This makes me more comfortable to get vaccinated. Looking forward to hearing that it will receive the go ahead to distribute soon. The current timetable is to finish trials this month and apply for FDA approval sometime in September. You can read more about the Novovax vaccine in these articles:
https://www.verywellhealth.com/novavax-covid-19-vaccine-5093292
https://www.verywellhealth.com/novavax-additional-covid-vaccines-united-states-5190372

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I would Love to hear any thoughts from anyone who may either is following further develoment of additionl Vaccines.

Also maybe those involved in the trials currently underway?

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@danab

I would Love to hear any thoughts from anyone who may either is following further develoment of additionl Vaccines.

Also maybe those involved in the trials currently underway?

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Dana, I think @polywog @connie1977 @mayofeb2020 and others may be interested in joining this discussion with you.

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@colleenyoung

Dana, I think @polywog @connie1977 @mayofeb2020 and others may be interested in joining this discussion with you.

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Yeah, I’m watching progress of Novavax, and just yesterday read about Regavax But haven’t research yet what stage they are at in trials

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Might want to just group this thread in with the other vaccine thread.

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@danab

I would Love to hear any thoughts from anyone who may either is following further develoment of additionl Vaccines.

Also maybe those involved in the trials currently underway?

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@colleenyoung @polywog @connie1977.. My son in law and my daughter were both in the Novavax trial in California. My daughter got the placebo and my son in law got the vaccine. He did not have any serious side effects other than the usual chills and pain. My daughter had since taken the Pfizer. Since they plan to travel to Europe next month, and Novavax had not received approval from FDA, my son in law took a Johnson and Johnson vaccine. He was tested after the Novavax and it showed very high efficacy. I had Moderna and am waiting to hear about a booster!

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@mayofeb2020

@colleenyoung @polywog @connie1977.. My son in law and my daughter were both in the Novavax trial in California. My daughter got the placebo and my son in law got the vaccine. He did not have any serious side effects other than the usual chills and pain. My daughter had since taken the Pfizer. Since they plan to travel to Europe next month, and Novavax had not received approval from FDA, my son in law took a Johnson and Johnson vaccine. He was tested after the Novavax and it showed very high efficacy. I had Moderna and am waiting to hear about a booster!

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Question: If you receive the trail vaccination of Novavax, it doesn't count toward being vaccination? That is sad. We know we have to be vaccination before February when we go on a cruise, but REALLY want to get the Novavax. Praying it will be approved and available by November.
We both still have active antibodies from having Covid in January and don't feel comfortable getting a vaccination while still having antibodies. Our son received the Moderna after having a strong case of Covid and had a terrible time with the first injection. (4 months after being sick) Passed on the second one because of his reaction.

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@mayofeb2020

@colleenyoung @polywog @connie1977.. My son in law and my daughter were both in the Novavax trial in California. My daughter got the placebo and my son in law got the vaccine. He did not have any serious side effects other than the usual chills and pain. My daughter had since taken the Pfizer. Since they plan to travel to Europe next month, and Novavax had not received approval from FDA, my son in law took a Johnson and Johnson vaccine. He was tested after the Novavax and it showed very high efficacy. I had Moderna and am waiting to hear about a booster!

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Thank you Mayofeb2020 for giving us this update great news that it seems to be a great candidate.
By chance did Your Daughter or Son in law hear of any time frame for the FDA approval? Also was there any details on the effectiveness against some of the newer variants?

Blessings

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@connie1977

Question: If you receive the trail vaccination of Novavax, it doesn't count toward being vaccination? That is sad. We know we have to be vaccination before February when we go on a cruise, but REALLY want to get the Novavax. Praying it will be approved and available by November.
We both still have active antibodies from having Covid in January and don't feel comfortable getting a vaccination while still having antibodies. Our son received the Moderna after having a strong case of Covid and had a terrible time with the first injection. (4 months after being sick) Passed on the second one because of his reaction.

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Thank you Connie for sharing and like the rest n of us looking forward to more news on approval.
Blessings

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@polywog

Yeah, I’m watching progress of Novavax, and just yesterday read about Regavax But haven’t research yet what stage they are at in trials

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Hi polywog thanks for the info I'll be watching for that version also. I know they call the Novavax Covovax in some countries. I'll have to look up the other one.
Blessings

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@polywog

Yeah, I’m watching progress of Novavax, and just yesterday read about Regavax But haven’t research yet what stage they are at in trials

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Polywog, I did read up on the Rega ax but it seems to be an actuated live type vaccine which typically for us who are immune suppressed due to transplant can't take live virus types. But thank you for sharing.

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@danab

Thank you Mayofeb2020 for giving us this update great news that it seems to be a great candidate.
By chance did Your Daughter or Son in law hear of any time frame for the FDA approval? Also was there any details on the effectiveness against some of the newer variants?

Blessings

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My daughter and son in law did not have any more information from Novavax, however the following announcement from Novavax may shed some light. At the end of the article it did mention a booster dose of Novavax can help people who are vaccinated by other vaccines. So read the whole thing. My daughter feels that since I was vaccinated early, I really should have a booster as soon as it's available. In Isreal, people over 60 are getting booster shots now.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/novavax-covid-vaccine-fda-emergency-use-submission-delayed-to-q4.html

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@connie1977

Question: If you receive the trail vaccination of Novavax, it doesn't count toward being vaccination? That is sad. We know we have to be vaccination before February when we go on a cruise, but REALLY want to get the Novavax. Praying it will be approved and available by November.
We both still have active antibodies from having Covid in January and don't feel comfortable getting a vaccination while still having antibodies. Our son received the Moderna after having a strong case of Covid and had a terrible time with the first injection. (4 months after being sick) Passed on the second one because of his reaction.

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Connie, many people are asking questions about immunity or antibodies from having had a COVID infection and if and when to get vaccinated. Mayo Clinic offers this guidance on its COVID vaccine page https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine

"Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19?
Getting COVID-19 might offer some natural protection or immunity from reinfection with the COVID-19 virus. But it’s not clear how long this protection lasts.

Because it’s possible to get reinfected and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine."
Read more details here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-vaccine/art-20484859#vaccine-benefits

Dr. Andrew Badley from Mayo Clinic talks about it in this video

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