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Novavax Says Covid Vaccine Shipments to Europe Have Started

  • Drugmaker also seeking clearance for shot in South Africa
  • Vaccine was authorized by European regulators in December
Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Photographer: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images
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Novavax Inc. has shipped the first doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Europe, marking the drug company’s entry into a potentially large new market.

Chief Executive Officer Stanley Erck announced the shipments during a presentation on Monday at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. The company also said in a statement that it and its partner Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. had filed for an emergency-use authorization for the shot in South Africa.