MIL-OSI Canada: The Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine is now available

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Source: Government of Canada regional news

Yukoners who are 18 years of age and older and have not received another type of COVID-19 vaccine can now get the Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine. Novavax is a non-mRNA, protein-based vaccine that is 90 per cent effective in protecting people against COVID-19. The vaccine is a two dose series with doses eight weeks apart.

Yukoners, including those in all rural communities, can access the vaccine by phoning the Whitehorse Health Centre at 867-667-8864. They will be asked for their full name and telephone number and will be followed up with an appointment when one is available.

For those who previously received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, the recommended booster dose is an mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer. Yukoners who are unable or unwilling to receive an mRNA vaccine can receive a Novavax booster.

Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and reduces the chances of serious illness, hospitalization and death. Yukoners should stay up to date on their vaccines, including booster doses.  

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