Heather Frketich
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Public Health Question (Spring 2021)

Whats the difference between the 3 COVID-19 vaccines that are available?

Answer

 

Pfizer-BioNTech

Moderna

 J&J Janssen

Type

 

mRNA

mRNA

Viral Vector

Age group

16 years and older

18 years and older

18 years and older

Number of required shots

2

2

1

Time interval between the first and second shot

19-22 days

26-30 days

 Second shot not needed

Effectiveness in U.S. clinical trials

95%

94.1%

72%*

Injection site

Muscle of upper arm

Muscle of upper arm

Muscle of upper arm

Common side effects

Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain.

Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain.

Injection site pain, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea and fever.

 

Please contact your physician with any questions or concerns

Underlying medical conditions

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to persons with underlying medical conditions

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to persons with underlying medical conditions

viral vector COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to persons with underlying medical conditions

*Janssen vaccine has been tested globally and is found to be effective against most variants.

To find out more about how the COVID-19 vaccines work or specifically about each of the vaccines listed above visit “Different COVID-19 Vaccines.”

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