The CDC has recommended a new COVID-19 vaccine called Novavax.
Why it matters
Novavax is the first protein-based vaccine for COVID-19 available in the US, though protein-based vaccines have been around for decades.
What it means for you
If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you’re eligible for Novavax, which expands the vaccine options.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine late Tuesday, following an endorsement from a group of scientific advisers that give advice to the CDC.