CDC Recommends Novavax COVID Shots For Adults

ATLANTA, GA. – The CDC on Tuesday recommended Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adults.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says it’s another primary series option f0r those 18 and older.

“Today, we have expanded the options available to adults in the U.S. by recommending another safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. If you have been waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine built on a different technology than those previously available, now is the time to join the millions of Americans who have been vaccinated. With COVID-19 cases on the rise again across parts of the country, vaccination is critical to help protect against the complications of severe COVID-19 disease.”  

The protein based shot is a more traditional kind of vaccine than the three brands available in the U.S.

Federal regulators authorized the two-dose vaccine last week.

The Maryland-based company hopes the U.S. also clears booster doses and teen use fairly soon.

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