Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Pfizer

Authorized for individuals ages 5 years and older.
Type: mRNA
Dose: 2 doses 21 days apart
How well the vaccine works: Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Moderna

Authorized for individuals ages 18 years and older.
Type: mRNA
Dose: 2 doses 28 days apart
How well the vaccine works: Based on evidence from clinical trials in people 18 years and older, the Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses who had no evidence of being previously infected.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

Authorized for individuals ages 18 years and older.
Type: Viral vector
Dose: 1 dose
How well the vaccine works: The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine was 66.3% effective in clinical trials at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who had no evidence of prior infection two weeks after receiving the vaccine. People had the most protection two weeks after getting vaccinated.
Safety: There is an increased risk for getting thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) following Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination. TTS is a serious, but rare, adverse event that causes blood clots with low platelets. Women ages 18-49 years, especially, should be aware of the rare but increased risk of this adverse event. Tragically, nine of the 54 people with TTS died. TTS death rates are highest among women 30–39 years of age (1.93 death per million doses) and 40–49 years of age (1.8 deaths per million doses). There are other COVID-19 vaccine options available for which this risk has not been seen. CDC recommends people receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (like Pfizer or Moderna) over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and TTS
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information on Covid-19 Vaccine