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Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe, Published Results Show

Early-stage clinical trial results show the Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by Novavax is safe and elicits an immune response, according to a study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. The results had previously been announced by the company in early August.

Using a randomized, placebo-controlled trial -- the gold-standard method of study -- scientists gave the vaccine or a placebo, an inert substance like saline, to 131 healthy adults in May. Eighty-three people got the vaccine with adjuvant, an agent to boost the body's immune response. Another 25 got the vaccine without the booster and 23 ...