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Novavax Vaccine Candidate In Final Testing Stages

Novavax is looking for some 30,000 volunteers for its study.

Novavax Vaccine Candidate In Final Testing Stages
Matt Slocum / AP
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A fifth coronavirus vaccine candidate is now in the final stage of testing.

Novavax is looking for some 30,000 volunteers for its study.

It will focus on high-risk older adults and volunteers from Black and Hispanic communities, which have been among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

Two-thirds of volunteers will get the vaccine; the rest will get a placebo.