- Japan's health ministry panel authorized a plan to approve Novavax Inc's NVAX COVID-19 vaccine, which is set to be the fourth such vaccine to be approved in Japan.
- It will be available for first and second shots with an interval of three weeks.
- The Novavax product is a recombinant protein vaccine that uses parts of coronavirus protein.
- Related: Early Data Shows Novavax's COVID-19 Vaccine Triggers Immune Response To Omicron.
- The vaccine's mechanism is different from the three already-approved ones in Japan - Pfizer Inc PFE / BioNTech SE BNTX, Moderna Inc MRNA, and AstraZeneca plc's AZN.
- The Novavax vials can be refrigerated at a temperature of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, making them easy to transport and manage.
- Also Read: Novavax's COVID-19 Shot Inches Up To FDA Authorization.
- Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd TAK is responsible for the Novavax vaccine's distribution in Japan.
- The Japanese government has concluded a contract with Takeda on the supply of 150 million vaccine doses in 2022.
- Price Action: NVAX shares are down 5.84% at $55.15 on the last check Monday.
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