What are the Different Types of Vaccines?
Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine.
Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get?
Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine available to children ages 5 through 17 years old. For adults ages 18 years and older, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) are preferred over Johnson & Johnsons Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the U.S. are safe and effective. However, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred based on an updated risk-benefit analysis.
Why are Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine side effects worse after the second shot?
Side effects from both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are more common after the second dose. This is because your immune system recognizes the virus spike protein from the first dose of the vaccine and mounts a stronger response.
What happens if you take the second COVID-19 vaccine?
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for everyone?
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
What are some exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine?
Some people may be at risk for an adverse reaction because of an allergy to one of the vaccine components or a medical condition. This is referred to as a medical exemption. Some people may decline vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief. This is referred to as a religious exemption.
What is the most important ingredient in both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines?
The most important ingredient in both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is mRNA. The mRNA tells your cells how to make a protein from the coronavirus. Once your body knows how to make the protein, it can recognize COVID-19 and fight it. Learn more about how mRNA vaccines work.
Can you mix COVID-19 vaccines?
CDC does not recommend mixing products for a two-dose primary series or additional primary doses. For a booster dose, adults ages 18 years and older may choose which vaccine product they get. CDC recommends either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) in most circumstances.
Is there a difference between the Moderna COVID-19 booster and Moderna third shot?
In the case of Moderna, the booster dose is only half of the original dose. Unlike boosters, third/additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines are for people who received the complete starter series of vaccines but then their immune systems didn’t have a good enough response.
Is it normal that I feel worse after second COVID-19 shot?
This is normal and expected, but it doesn’t happen to everyone. Even if you feel worse after the second shot, the side effects should still resolve within a few days.
Is it normal for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to cause swelling in the armpit?
Do COVID-19 booster shots cause worse side effects?
If you experienced side effects when you were vaccinated initially, you may wonder if you’ll have any noticeable symptoms in response to your booster shot. While you may have some side effects, they should be no worse than what you experienced originally and may well be milder.
How long does it take for immunity to start after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?
Data released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that COVID-19 protection from the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was demonstrated in the clinical trials at about 14 days after the first shot. The FDA said some level of immunity may start sooner, but how much is not certain.
Why don’t you get sick after the COVID-19 vaccine?
But you don’t actually get sick because your body is only exposed to a small portion of the virus and not the intact virus that can cause the disease. The antibodies against the spike protein remain in your body and are available and ready to protect you if you’re exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
How long does it take to produce antibody after COVID-19 vaccine?
What are the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Are long term side effects possible with the COVID-19 vaccine?
Benefits of Vaccination Outweigh the Risks Serious side effects that could cause a long-term health problem are extremely unusual following any vaccination, including COVID-19 vaccination.
What exactly does the COVID-19 vaccine do to the body?
Should you get the Covid vaccine if you have an autoimmune disease?
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are obese?
The Obesity Society strongly recommends that people with obesity get a COVID-19 vaccine. There is clear evidence that the effectiveness of the approved vaccines is similar in patients with or without obesity. All three FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines are equally effective.
Who are some groups at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19?
Some people may be at higher risk of severe illness. This includes older adults (65 years and older) and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions. By using strategies that help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, you will help protect all employees, including those at higher risk.
What does the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine contain?
Does the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine have latex in it?
No latex. The vial stoppers used to hold the vaccine also do not contain latex.
Do mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause heart inflammation?
These cases typically occur in male adolescents and young adults after the second dose, and within a week of vaccination. It is important to seek medical care if symptomatic (chest pain, shortness of breath, having a fast beating, fluttering, or pounding heart).
Can you get Pfizer or Moderna vaccine after the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine?
If you got J & J as your initial vaccine and are 18 or older, you are eligible for a booster shot two months later, regardless of which one you choose (you’re eligible six months later if you had Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech as your primary series).
Should the booster shot be the same as the first two shots?
The FDA has authorized three vaccine boosters Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson and determined that it is safe for individuals to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster or additional dose that is a different brand than the initial dose or doses.
Is it safe to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen before a COVID-19 vaccine?
What is a vaccine booster?
Can I get a 4th booster shot?
How long after the first Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 shot can you get the second shot?
How will I know when it’s time for my second COVID-19 vaccine shot? The ideal time frame between the first and second Pfizer vaccines is 21 days. For the Moderna vaccines, it’s 28 days.
When will my COVID-19 vaccine side effects go away?
Why does the COVID-19 vaccine cause arm pain?
Can COVID-19 symptoms get worse as it goes along?
COVID-19 can cause symptoms that are mild at first, but then become more intense over five to seven days, with worsening cough and shortness of breath.