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Coronavirus Pandemic: Harris County Public Health is now administering the COVID-19 Novavax vaccine

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (KTRK) — Are you planning to get vaccinated against COVID-19 soon? Harris County Public Health announced Friday that they are now offering a new vaccine.

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On July 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novavax’s COVID-19 emergency vaccine. Following approvals from the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services, HCPH is now offering the COVID-19 Novavax vaccine, health officials said.

Novavax is a primary series of two doses for people 18 years and older, given three weeks apart.

According to health officials, Novavax uses a different technique than other COVID-19 vaccines. Instead of using mRNA, which tells your body the instructions to make the COVID-19 spike protein, which triggers your body’s immune response, Novavax’s vaccine self-injects the small protein that your body recognizes and that triggers your body’s immune response .

COVID-19 vaccines now approved in the US include:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (mRNA vaccine)
  • Moderna (mRNA vaccine)
  • Johnson and Johnson (viral vector vaccine)
  • Novavax (protein subunit vaccine)

According to health authorities, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer are recommended for primary immunization. Moderna and Pfizer are recommended for booster doses and must be used for the second booster dose.

HCPH offers free vaccines and appointments are not required, although recommended.

If you would like to make an appointment, you can fill out the HCPH-COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form or call 832-927-8787.

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