Thanks to COVID-19 vaccines, we’ve been able to see loved ones more often with less fear 

However, the pandemic is far from over, with cases continuing to spike in large waves, people dealing with long COVID and more 

his week, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine 

Should it get the green light from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the shot could be cleared for emergency authorization use in the coming days 

Unlike the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines — the first two which are mRNA-based, and the latter of which is viral vector-based — Novavax’s is protein-based 

Novavax’s COVID-19 shot is a technology commonly used in most other vaccines, such as flu, hepatitis B and shingles 

The Novavax vaccine also has an adjuvant, or additive, that helps increase the immune response to the protein 

As far as boosters go, Sobhanie said he’s not sure if one will be needed to fight against future variants or not, given the limited data