Novavax COVID-19 vaccine approved for 12 to 17-year-olds in the UK

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine approved for 12 to 17-year-olds in the UK. Image: StanislavSukhin/

ON Friday, August 26, Nuvaxovid, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax, was granted an extension to its existing UK approval, for 12- to 17-year-olds. The extension was authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The approval of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in the UK follows a review of the ‘safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group, and expert advice from the government’s independent scientific advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines.’

Dr June Raine, MHRA Chief Executive, said: “Following our review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of Nuvaxovid in 12- to 17-year-olds, I am pleased to confirm that that the vaccine has now been authorised in this age group.

“In reaching this decision, we have taken advice from the government’s independent scientific advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines.”

The UK government said: “The Conditional Marketing Authorisation (CMA) extension granted by the MHRA is valid in Great Britain only and was approved via the European Commission (EC) Decision Reliance Route.

“This is when the marketing authorisation application made by the company references the decision made by the EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).”

It added: “Nuvaxovid is authorised in children aged 12-17 years in Northern Ireland under the CMA extension granted by the European Medicines Agency on July 1, 2022 and was authorised for use by the MHRA for those aged 18 and over on February 3, 2022.

“As of Friday, August 26, 2022, Nuvaxovid has not been deployed in the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) determines which vaccines are deployed, and which age groups are offered a vaccination.

“The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK. All work is underpinned by robust and fact-based judgements to ensure that the benefits justify any risks. The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care.

“The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) advises ministers and the MHRA on the safety, efficacy and quality of medicinal products. The CHM is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.”

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Matthew Roscoe

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    • M

      26 August 2022 • 21:34

      Children do not need this coctail which,as we have seen with the aftermath of the covid-19 vaccination and the deaths and health problems that are starting to emerge from the campaign of blanket injection programs, it is purely over reach by governments in leagues with the big pharma companies and the kickbacks they are offering. readers are urged to do what they feel is appropriate after researching the data. This perpetual saga needs to be cancelled by the people, covid-19 is a weak virus now and at the tail end of its hold on humanity. please do not let big pharma keep up this hype for their own ends.


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