Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized and Recommended for Adults 18 and Older | Eastern North Carolina Now | The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine can be used as an additional vaccine option for adults ages 18 years and older.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Press Release:

    RALEIGH     The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine can be used as an additional vaccine option for adults ages 18 years and older.

    The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is the latest authorized and recommended vaccine to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death caused by the virus.

    "We have the tools we need to manage COVID-19 so that it doesn't manage us," said NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. "Novavax provides another option for a safe, effective and free vaccine. With the BA.5 variant spreading rapidly, now is the best time to get a vaccine if you haven't already."

    The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine provides a more familiar type of protein-based vaccine technology that has been used for more than 30 years in shots that help prevent diseases like shingles, hepatitis B, the flu and other illnesses.

    Access to multiple types of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA and recommended by the CDC gives people more options and flexibility to choose their vaccine.

    The Novavax vaccine will be made available in the coming weeks to North Carolinians over the age of 18 who are not yet vaccinated.

    It is given in a two-dose primary series, with a second dose administered between three-to-eight weeks after the first.

    Neither a booster nor a third dose is authorized at this time.

    North Carolina's actions are based on authorization from the FDA and recommendations from the CDC. Read the CDC's full statement here.

    For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, testing and treatments, visit MySpot.nc.gov or contact the North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center by phone at 1-888-675-4567.


  • NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • Ph: (919) 855-4840
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov

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Jann said:
( July 25th, 2022 @ 11:30 am )
 
PLEASE do your research before taking this vaccine! It to is lipid nanoparticles and spike protein with a proprietary adjuvant called Matrix-M. Just more of the biotechnology they are pushing.
It's already been known to cause myocarditis, pericarditis and heart inflammation. Novavax is CEPI with is partnered with World Economic Forum.
Research, Research, Research before you put this into your body!!
You can't undo it once it's already done.



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