By County News Center
San Diego, CA–San Diegans now have a more traditional option when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines.
The protein-based Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is widely available across the San Diego region.
Residents can get Novavax at local healthcare providers, retail pharmacies, and community clinics, as well as County public health centers and community vaccination events. They can make an appointment or find a walk-in clinic.
While the Novavax vaccine is not showing up as available in some online appointment systems, all County of San Diego locations has it in stock for anyone who asks, regardless of which vaccine was selected during scheduling.
Novavax has been authorized as a two-dose primary series, given three to eight weeks apart, to people ages 18 and older. Clinical trials showed that the vaccine series is 90% effective at preventing mild, moderate, and severe COVID-19.
The vaccine was developed using protein-based technology, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been using for decades to treat diseases such as hepatitis B, shingles, and human papillomavirus. The vaccine presents a specific portion of the virus that the body generates immunity against.