Covid-19 pandemic has forced humans to be innovative and to come up with different vaccines that help the immune system fight against the virus. Some of this vaccines include: AstraZeneca, Moderna vaccine, Covaxin, Covishield, among others. On December 17, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved Covovax vaccine and Nuvaxovid vaccine for emergency use following its approval and assessment by the European Medicines Agency. Covovax was developed by Novavax and the coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Nuvaxovid is the fifth approved vaccine against Covid-19.
Where will the new Covid-19 vaccine be manufactured?
Novavax vaccine is set to be manufactured in Europe as Nuvaxovid approved by European Medicines Agency and in India by Serum Institute of India as Covovax approved by the drugs controller General of India.
Who are recommended to take the vaccine?
Covid-19 vaccines are mostly not recommended for younger people under the age of 18, just the same will the Novavax vaccine be. Older people and health practitioners who are at a higher risk of being infected with Covid-19 are given a higher priority to get the vaccine.
Is the vaccine safe for pregnant women?
Unvaccinated pregnant women would face more severe effects from Covid-19 than one who is already vaccinated. Pregnant women are advised to go ahead and be vaccinated against Covid-19. The Novavax vaccine is just as safe as the other vaccines are. How do COVID-19 vaccines work? – Docsun Computation MedLab.
How is the vaccine expected to be taken?
The new Covid-19 vaccine ” Novavax” is recommended to be taken as 2 doses(0.5ml) administered intramuscularly within an interval of 3-4 weeks. A group of people who are likely not to be effective to the vaccine (immunocompromised people) are therefore advised to take an additional dose of this vaccine since they stand a higher risk of being infected with the Covid-19 virus.
Is the vaccine an assured protection against Covid-19?
Vaccines are not purposed to protect us fully from the Covid-19 virus but to boost our immunity this is also the same with the Novavax vaccine. Despite of getting the vaccine we are advised to follow all measures such avoiding crowded places, wearing face masks, social distancing and handwashing in a fight against Covid-19 virus.
Is Novavax vaccine safe ?
Novavax as an approved vaccine by the WHO has been approved safe for humans above the required age which is 18. The manufacturers of the vaccine have also been approved making the Novavax vaccine a safe vaccine to use in the fight against the Covid -19 virus and its variants.
What is the efficacy of Novavax?
The Novavax vaccine has an efficacy of 90% as approved by the European Medical Agency (EMA). Enough Investigation has not been carried yet to confirm the vaccines’ effectiveness on the new Omicron variant. Novavax said earlier that they will begin manufacturing a vaccine that will help fight against the new Covid-19 variant Omicron hopefully early next year. Besides being the leading manufacturers Novavax is facing some challenges and performs poorer than its competitors, it has also had slow progress in production.
Which group of people are not advised to take the vaccine?
Covid-19 vaccines are not advisable to be given to children under the age of 18 since their immunity is considered to be strong, also people with allergies such as anaphylaxis and people with acute PCR should not be vaccinated until they are fully healed . In addition to that anyone with a very high fever should postpone their vaccination until the fever goes down. The only people allowed to get the vaccine are people living with conditions that may leave them at a risk of getting the Covid-19 virus such diabetes ,obesity,liver diseases and other chronic diseases.