The Path to Zero
New COVID-19 Vaccine, Novavax, Now Available
August 3, 2022: County-run vaccination clinics in Contra Costa are now offering the recently approved Novavax vaccine for adults who have yet to be immunized.
The Novavax vaccine is different from the Pfizer and Modern vaccines, which use mRNA technology to teach the body to fight against COVID-19. Novavax is a protein-based vaccine similar to others that have been used for decades, such as the hepatitis B and shingles vaccines.
Novavax requires two doses given at least three weeks apart. It has not been approved by the FDA for use as a booster, so it is only available to people ages 18+ who have never gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information, visit our About the Vaccine webpage.
Tdap vaccine is available at all county-run COVID-19 clinics. No appointment is necessary and people do not need to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time.|La vacuna de Tdap está disponible en todas las clínicas de COVID-19 operadas por el condado. No es necesario hacer una cita y no es obligatorio que las personas reciban la vacuna contra el COVID-19 al mismo tiempo. - 8/9/2022