Mesa County’s COVID-19 Community Level is Low. Click for recommendations.

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Main Phone Line
(970) 248-6900

LOCAL SITUATION

  • Mesa County Public Health has received Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine and is ready to administer to the community.
  • This vaccine is for residents who have not been previously vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • To schedule an appointment, call 970-248-6900.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approved for adults 18-years-old and older.
  • Two dose series only (no third dose, and not available for a booster to any other vaccine).
  • For healthy individuals, 2nd dose can be scheduled 3-8 weeks after the 1st dose.
  • For immunocompromised individuals, 2nd dose should be scheduled 3 weeks after the 1st dose.

 

EFFECTIVENESS

  • According to CDPHE, late-stage trials found Novavax had a 90.4% efficacy.
  • Reportedly shows broad immune response to Omicron, including sub variants BA.4 and BA.5.

 

HOW IT WORKS

  • First protein-based COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Other protein-based vaccines include hepatitis B, HPV, pertussis, and tetanus.
  • Contains a small amount of spike protein taken directly from COVID-19 virus (formulated to not cause disease).
  • Contains adjuvant, which boosts the immune system.
  • Protein and adjuvant work together to teach the immune system how to fight COVID-19.
  • May be preferable for people who would rather not get an mRNA-based vaccine.

 

The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent hospitalization and death remains staying up to date on vaccinations, and getting tested and staying home if you feel sick.