Valneva to launch trial for booster use of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

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PARIS, May 4 (Reuters) - French drugmaker Valneva (VLS.PA) said on Wednesday it will conduct a trial about the use of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate VLA2001 as a booster jab following a mRNA vaccination or natural infection.

The trial will be conducted in the Netherlands and results are expected in the third quarter of 2022, the statement said .

The VLA2001-307 trial will be the company’s first clinical trial to provide booster data following primary vaccination with an mRNA vaccine or natural COVID-19 infection.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon , Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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