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What is the Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted (2023-2024 Formula)?

The Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted is a protein-based, non-mRNA vaccine for COVID‑19. It’s based on well-established technology that’s been used before in other vaccines, like those for the flu, hepatitis B, and whooping cough. Hundreds of thousands of doses of the original Novavax vaccine have been given to people in the US and in countries around the world to help protect them from COVID‑19.

How do protein-based vaccines work?

See how traditional protein-based protection fights off viruses.

The Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted may not protect everyone

Single dose

If you are 12 or older and you've been vaccinated before with any COVID‑19 vaccine,* a single dose of the Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted is given at least 2 months after your last dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine.

If you are immunocompromised, you may receive additional doses of the vaccine. Talk to your or your child's healthcare provider.

2-dose series

If you are 12 or older and you have not been vaccinated before with any COVID‑19 vaccine,* 2 doses of the Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted are given. The second dose will be given 3 weeks after the first dose.

CDC recommendation

If you are 65 or older, the CDC recommends that you receive an additional dose of a 2023-2024 formula COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after your last 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine dose.

You can get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine you received previously. Talk to your healthcare provider.

*"Any COVID‑19 vaccine" refers to a monovalent or bivalent COVID‑19 vaccine.

 CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted is not an mRNA vaccine. It:

Is protein-based

Protein-based vaccines use small pieces of protein from a virus and teach your body how to recognize them. They deliver the protein directly to your immune system.

Uses traditional technology

This vaccine is based on well-established vaccine technology that’s been used for decades.

Has an exclusive adjuvant

The Novavax COVID‑19 Vaccine, Adjuvanted has an ingredient called an adjuvant that helps enhance your body’s immune response. Our adjuvant includes a naturally derived ingredient that’s made using the bark of a specific tree.