Here is what you need to know:
Novavax is a newly approved Covid-19 vaccine that uses the same process that historical flu and other childhood vaccines have been made with for many years. This protein-based vaccine contains an adjuvant, an ingredient added to boost a person’s immune response, creating higher levels of antibodies.
Similar to tetanus vaccines, this vaccine doesn’t contain live or inactivated viruses and is different from the mRNA technology used to develop the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The Novavax vaccine is a two-dose series. The second dose is given 3-8 weeks after the first dose.
One can receive the Novavax vaccine if 18 years or older and have not received a complete primary Covid-19 vaccine series.
The most common side effects are fever, fatigue, and pain at the injection site, which are all short-lived. Additional less common adverse effects have also been reported. Sollis members have unlimited access to our medical team to discuss any questions or concerns that they have.
Last Updated 9.14.22