Master Alliance Provisions Guide (MAPGuide)

Gavi Alliance – Novavax, COVID-19 Vaccine Advance Purchase Agreement

  • Equitable Access | Access plans & principles


(E) The Parties acknowledge that Novavax and SII (as defined below) have entered into a Supply and License Agreement (“SII License”) under which Novavax has licensed Novavax Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) to SII and SII will thereafter produce the Vaccine, which SII intends to sell under SII’s brand name ‘Covovax’ (any such vaccine produced by SII under such rights, the “Covovax Vaccine”). Gavi acknowledges that, consistent with equitable access principles and Novavax’s obligations under its agreement with CEPI, Novavax licensed its proprietary technology to SII with no traditional up front or milestone benefit to Novavax (but with Novavax sharing in some of the revenue made by SII from Covovax Vaccine sales) and further that SII is well–suited to provide primary sale and distribution of the Covovax Vaccine into LICs, LMICs and UMICs, including through the COVAX Facility.


(G) Novavax, CEPI and Gavi aim to collaborate to ensure a fair allocation and distribution of the Vaccine around the world.

(H) To this end, Novavax and CEPI entered into outbreak response funding agreements on 8 March 2020 and 11 May 2020 (each as amended from time to time and together, the “CEPI Funding Agreement”).