UK buys more potential COVID-19 vaccines from J&J and Novavax

14 Aug by Vitaliy Dadalyan

UK buys more potential COVID-19 vaccines from J&J and Novavax

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UK buys more potential COVID-19 vaccines from J&J and NovavaxBritain will buy potential COVID-19 vaccines from U.S. drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Novavax Inc, the companies said on Friday, bringing the total number of deals by the UK government to six as the race for shots heats up. Johnson & Johnson said its Janssen Pharmaceutica unit will supply the UK government with its candidate known as Ad26.COV2.S with an initial sale of 30 million doses on a not-for-profit basis for emergency pandemic use. In a separate statement, Novavax said the UK would buy 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373, for a phase 3 clinical trial.