GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Starting today, the fourth approved covid-19 vaccine will be available in Maryland.
The vaccine produced by Gaithersbug-based company Novavax was approved last month.
The vaccine was developed as a protein-based vaccine, which means it uses harmless protein fragments to teach the body's immune system how fight off covid-19.
Doctors hope this will encourage people who did not want the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer or Moderna to get vaccinated.
Maryland has ordered 8 thousand doses of the Novavax vaccine for statewide distribution.
The vaccine is available for people 18 years and older.