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Study Confirms Novavax Immunogenicity But with Slightly Weaker Immune Response Compared to mRNA Vaccines

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The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine was approved in Germany this February, followed by the U.S. in mid-July. Immunology professor Martina Sester and her team have now studied how Novavax recipients respond to the vaccine. The study shows that the vaccine leads to a significant development in antibodies and T cells. However, the level of antibodies and T cells is lower than in people who receive the BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. As with the mRNA vaccines, the antibodies had a limited effect against virus variants of concern. However, the T cells, which are important in preventing severe ...