FDA Clears Novavax COVID Booster Dose

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax.

That company began offering its two-dose primary vaccinations in the U.S. over the summer.

The FDA said the new booster option is for adults who can’t get one of the updated omicron-targeting Pfizer or Moderna boosters for medical or accessibility reasons – or who otherwise wouldn’t seek a COVID-19 booster shot at all.

It’s to be used only as a first booster, not for people who’ve already had one or more booster doses already.

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