Which coronavirus vaccine will you get?
- Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines are very similar in terms of how they were made, and their safety and efficacy, but seem to differ slightly in the severity of side effects and how they work in older populations.
- Because Pfizer’s needs to be stored at very cold temperatures, it will be distributed at larger institutions while Moderna’s vaccine may be more likely to be distributed at smaller clinics and pharmacies.
- As vaccine rollouts continue, and more enter the pool, experts will learn more about whether some vaccines are more effective in certain populations.
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Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines are now authorized for emergency use in the United States, meaning expert panels have agreed their benefits outweigh their risks given what’s currently known and the urgent need to combat the pandemic.
More vaccines are being tested, and some are expected to join the list of vaccines distributed across the US.
“The plan is that we have more than one ‘winner,'” Dr. Anthony Fauci said on the first episode of a new podcast hosted by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and actress Rashida Jones.
But with multiple vaccines, who will receive which …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]