Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Different COVID-19 Vaccines.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 Aug. 2021, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines.html.
Is one brand of the vaccine better than another?
Not at all! Although the available vaccines are different, they will all protect you from severe illness due to COVID-19. The CDC currently doesn’t recommend one vaccine over the other.
Am I eligible for any vaccine?
If you are over 18, you can obtain any of the three approved vaccines (Moderna, Johnson and Johnson’s, or Pfizer). If you are over 12 years old, you can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Make sure to follow up with your second dose of the vaccine if you do get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
Are all the vaccines the same?
Pfizer and Moderna are mRNA vaccines, while Johnson and Johnson’s is a viral vector vaccine. Both types are effective at preventing you from becoming severely ill from COVID-19 and will offer a degree of protection against being infected by the virus in the first place.