Bookings now open for new Novavax vaccine

As Monaco prepares to receive doses of Novavax, the first protein vaccine, people who wish to have the shot are being asked to step forward.

Dubbed the “subunit” vaccine, the Novavax inoculation is based on proteins that trigger an immune response to Covid-19. It is seen as an option for people who have been resistant to have the mRNA vaccines of Pfizer and Modern.

The government released a statement Monday afternoon saying that it was anticipating the arrival of the vaccine soon and those who would like to benefit can now contact the Covid-19 Call Centre on to make an appointment, or go online to the website

The vaccination schedule for Novavax is the administration of two doses, three weeks apart.

For now, Novavax is only authorised for use in people aged 18 and over who have not been vaccinated, or who have received a single dose of vaccine, whatever it is, with the exception of the Janssen vaccine. It cannot therefore be administered as a third, booster dose.