Novavax is now available for Australians aged 18 and over, and authorities are hoping it will provide the incentive some people need to get vaccinated.


This article by Olivia Willis, writing for ABC-Australia, makes the following points:
  • Novavax is a protein-based vaccine that can be used as a first and second dose.
  • The Novavax jab is produced by genetic engineering and grown in moth cells.
  • Unlike mRNA vaccines, which contain genetic material telling your body how to make the spike protein, the Novavax vaccine contains the actual spike protein itself.
  • Almost 95 per cent of Australians aged 16 and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Authorities hope the introduction of Novavax will encourage those holding out to finally come forward.


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