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Novavax hopes its COVID shot wins over FDA, vaccine holdouts


GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Americans may soon get a new COVID-19 vaccine option — a more traditional kind of shot known as a protein vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration is evaluating the vaccine made by Novavax. It's late in the pandemic for a new choice.

But with millions still unvaccinated — or who need a booster — the Maryland-based company is hoping to find a niche.

Its vaccine is made very differently than the widely used Pfizer and Moderna shots. Novavax's COVID-19 shots are authorized in numerous other countries, but U.S. clearance is a key hurdle.