Could Novavax Win Over Some Religious Vaccine Skeptics?

Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service reports that Novavax’s Covid vaccine may appeal to religious, unvaccinated individuals. Some people have opposed Covid vaccines because of a link between their development and aborted fetal cell lines from the 1970s and 1980s. A spokesperson for Novavax wrote in an email, “No human fetal-derived cell lines or tissue, including HEK293 cells, are used in the development, manufacture or production of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine candidate.” The company submitted its emergency use authorization request to the FDA last month and has already begun distribution in other countries.

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