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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

ATLANTA, USA, (CDC) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older.

Novavax is a protein subunit vaccine. These vaccines package harmless proteins of the COVID-19 virus alongside another ingredient called an adjuvant that helps the immune system respond to the virus in the future.

Vaccines using protein subunits have been used for more than 30 years in the United States, beginning with the first licensed hepatitis B vaccine. Other protein subunit vaccines used in the United States today include those to protect against influenza and whooping cough.

Two doses of Novavax are given in the primary series, 3–8 weeks apart. People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should also receive 2 doses, given 3 weeks apart (a 3rd primary dose is not currently authorized).

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is not authorized for use as a booster dose.

V-safe after vaccination health checker

Use your smartphone to tell CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Your participation in V-safe helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for everyone.

V-safe provides personalized and confidential health check-ins via text messages and web surveys so you can quickly and easily share with CDC how you, or your dependent, feel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

V-safe features:

  • Enrolling is fast and easy! Sign up during the waiting period after you get any dose of COVID-19 vaccine or at any time after vaccination
  • Add a dependent and complete health check-ins on their behalf
  • Enter and report how you, or your dependent, feel after first, second, additional, and booster doses
  • Available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese

Watch a video about V-safe

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