EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Immunize El Paso announced Thursday a total of 300 Novavax Covid-19 vaccines were received at Immunize El Paso clinics.

According to Immunize El Paso, Novavax is a Covid-19 vaccine, not a booster. It’s different from the other three available Covid-19 vaccines from makers Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson.

Immunize El Paso also say that Novavax is produced more like traditional vaccines, like Hepatitis B or HPV vaccines.

The FDA recently authorized Novavax for ages 12–17.

Novavax was one of the original participants in the U.S. government’s race to develop a covid vaccine in 2020, receiving $1.8 billion in taxpayer funding from operation warp speed.

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