Vaxart's Vaccine Candidate Is a Pill, Not a Shot. Does It Matter?

Vaxart's Vaccine Candidate Is a Pill, Not a Shot. Does It Matter?
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Vaxart (NASDAQ: VXRT) is betting that, yes, people will prefer to avoid the pain of a jab if they have the option of taking its oral-pill vaccines. Now that there are a plethora of other coronavirus vaccines that are already approved for sale and actively gaining market share, can Vaxart still deliver for its investors? According to a (questionably rigorous) survey that Vaxart commissioned recently, 32% of the people in the U.S. who are not currently intending to get vaccinated for COVID-19 would be likely to do so if they could take a pill instead of getting an injection.