CDC approves Novavax vaccine, Virginia expects shipment in early August

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - As COVID cases continue to increase, the CDC has approved another vaccine.

The Novavax vaccine can be used as a primary series option for adults. Novavax uses protein technology for the immunization rather than the mRNA technology found in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

The Carilion Clinic system’s director of pharmacy explained having a vaccine that uses protein technology may help with hesitancy toward getting vaccinated.

“Novavax is another option because it is a traditional pathway vaccine,” Chad Alvarez said. “Tetanus, hepatitis, all of those vaccines are protein-based like the Novavax. Having as many options available to get as many people vaccinated is always a good thing.”

Novavax is meant for adults who have not been vaccinated yet.

Nearly 20,000 doses should be arriving in Virginia by the beginning of August.

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