Which COVID-19 vaccination is the best?
There are three FDA authorized emergency vaccines to fight off the COVID-19 virus today. They are Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer), Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccines.
If we purely talked numbers against the COVID-19 virus,
- Pfizer vaccine has 95% protection against the COVID-19 virus.
- Moderna vaccine has 94.1% protection against the COVID-19 virus.
- J&J vaccine has 72% protection against the COVID-19 virus.
The percentage shows us that the Pfizer vaccine is the best protection against the COVID-19 virus.
Is this the only consideration I need to have when choosing a vaccine?
It is important to understand the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines need two total shots, but the J&J vaccine does not. The Pfizer vaccine first shot and second shot will need to be 3 weeks apart. The Moderna vaccine will need to be 1 month apart. Make sure to remember you are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last dose.
If you have children over the age of twelve, they are only allowed to have the Pfizer vaccine. As the FDA and CDC do more studies on children this may change.
No matter which one you choose, it is important to get one. Continue to socially distance and wash your hand often.
Do you have any questions or want to be vaccinated? Call the pharmacy today!