Texas A&M awarded 265 million dollar contract to prepare COVID-19 vaccine

Texas A&M awarded 265 million dollar contract to prepare COVID-19 vaccine

Texas A&M has been awarded a 265 million dollar contract by President Trump to prepare a vaccine for COVID-19. Nearly a decade ago, the Texas A&M University System was chosen to mass-produce vaccines in the event a pandemic would strike.

It was one of just three facilities in the country chosen to serve the masses.Now with the coronavirus, the university says it’s ready to act.

“This weekend we finalized the contract with BARDA where they agreed to pay 260 million to reserve space specifically for a vaccine currently in clinical trials called Novavax,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.

 

 

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