The COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax was discovered to be 96% powerful against the first strain of the Covid in new a UK preliminary, the company declared Thursday.

The shot from the Maryland-based company was likewise 86% viable against the more infectious variant originally found in the UK and now spreading across the US and in New York City.

In a more modest South Africa preliminary, the Novavax vaccine was distinctly around 55% viable in forestalling disease when tried against volunteers essentially presented to the new variant originally recognized there.

However, in both the UK and South Africa preliminaries, the shot was 100% viable in forestalling genuine disease and death.

The company will utilize the discoveries to look for authorization for the vaccine’s utilization in different nations. It was not promptly clear on the off chance that it will look for FDA authorization dependent on the UK discoveries, or in the event that it will hang tight for the culmination of a continuous US test.

The most recent discoveries are in accordance with between time results declared in January, when the Novavax punch was likewise discovered to be 96% compelling against the first Covid and around 86% successful against the UK variant.

Right now, there are three vaccines authorized for use in the U.S., from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson.