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What is a vaccine?
A vaccine is a simple, safe, and effective way to protect your body against harmful diseases by triggering your body's natural immune system to build resistance. With all vaccines, our bodies develop "memory" T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes, which remember how to fight the virus in the future.
WHAT TYPE OF VACCINES DO WE HAVE FOR COVID-19?
WILL THE COVID-19GIVE ME COVID-19?
What is the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Both Pfizer and Moderna have shown a real-world efficacy rate of 90% and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is over 65%. All three are effective in both preventing illness and preventing severe illness and/or hospitalization.
How are vaccines administered?
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are administered intramuscularly (into the muscle).
Do both Moderna and Pfizer require two doses?
Yes, Moderna requires its second dose within 28 days of the first dose and Pfizer requires its second dose within 21 days of the first dose.
HOW DO WE KNOW THE VACCINES ARE SAFE?
WILL PROBLEMS BE WATCHED CLOSELY REGARDING THE VACCINE?
IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VACCINES CAN BE DIFFERENT AFTER THE CLINICAL TRIALS?
What is Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
What is EUA? An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) gives the FDA authority to allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products, to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases when certain criteria are met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives. Learn more about EUAs from the FDA's website.