On Oct. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to be administered as a single booster dose in some situations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed by recommending the Novavax monovalent COVID-19 booster be made available to people age 18 and older who have completed an authorized primary series and never received a booster dose.
The Novavax booster dose is recommended for people who are not able, or are unwilling, to receive an updated mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) COVID-19 booster. To learn more about Novavax, check out our blog.
You are eligible to receive a Novavax booster dose if:
- You are age 18 or older.
- It’s been at least 6 months since you completed an authorized primary series (Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer).
- You’ve never received a booster dose.
Youth ages 12-17 who received Novavax as a two-dose primary series are not eligible to receive a Novavax booster dose at this time. They are, however, eligible to receive a single dose of the updated mRNA booster at least two months after completing their Novavax primary series.
We expect Oregon to implement the new authorization as soon as Friday, Oct. 21. To find locations that offer Novavax, use the Get Vaccinated Oregon locator tool and search by vaccine brand.