Wake County offers Novarax vaccine against Covid-19

North Carolina, Raleigh – Starting today, August 10, people who are interested in getting vaccinated against Covid-19 will have a fourth option to choose from, it is the Novarax vaccine, which Wake County Public Health is offering to all older adults. 18 years.

The Novarax vaccine is the most recent approved in mid-July by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and subsequently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Over one million doses of the Novarax vaccine have already been administered worldwide, and Wake County is proud to be able to expand our Covid-19 services to offer a new option at our clinics around the county,” said Sig Hutchinson. , chairman of the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

Novarax, a Maryland-based pharmaceutical company received federal funding to develop its vaccine, but fell behind in the race to have it.

Use other vaccine technology

Like other COVID-19 vaccines, Novarax has been shown to be effective in preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from the virus, but it works differently than other vaccines.

“The Novavax vaccine uses a protein-based vaccine technology that has been used for more than 30 years in injections that help prevent diseases such as shingles, hepatitis B, the flu and other illnesses,” said Rebecca Kaufman of the Wake County Public Health Division.

Kaufman said he hopes this more familiar type of vaccine will be popular with those who haven’t yet received their first protective shot against Covid-19.

This vaccine is a two-dose series, spaced three to eight weeks after the first dose. A third dose or booster of this vaccine has not been licensed to date.

Where to go to get vaccinated

Those interested in administering the Novarax vaccine must be over 18 years of age and need to make an appointment at the Wake County Public Health department.

The vaccine is free, no ID, no health insurance, no proof of medical or employer status is needed.

To make an appointment you can go to the following link: https://www.wakegov.com/covid-19-information/get-your-covid-19-vaccine?lang=es

You can also call: 919-250-1500.

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