Cases of COVID-19 New Variants are rising.
There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19 at this moment; however, based on the scientific information available, the FDA issued an EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) for The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19, Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccines, and Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine. Therefore, those affect the COVID-19 EUA declaration’s duration justifying these products’ emergency use unless terminated or revoked. These Vaccines have not undergone the same type of reviews as an FDA-approved or cleared product, but they have proved to have more than 95% efficiency in preventing COVID-19 infection in people who have taken them during the studies. The duration of this protection is still under investigation.
Authorized and Recommended Vaccines for the US
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19 recommended for people aged 16 years and older. The vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given 3 weeks apart. However, the duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.
ModernaTX, Inc., The mRNA-1273 Vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that may prevent COVID-19. It is recommended for people aged 18 years and older. The vaccine has been shown to prevent COVID-19 following 2 doses given (28 days) 4 weeks apart. However, the duration of protection against COVID-19 is currently unknown.
Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine
The known and potential benefits of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older. The FDA and CDC are confident that this vaccine continues to meet our safety, effectiveness, and quality standards. People with questions about which vaccine is right for them to discuss with their health care provider.
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, a vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had a COVID-19 infection.
Mention to your vaccination provider if you:
- have any allergies
- have a fever
- have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
- are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- are breastfeeding
- have received another COVID-19 vaccine
AFTER VACCINATION – Monitoring for Safety Will Continue
The surveillance systems that are in place to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use are working, as demonstrated by both agencies’ quick work to identify and investigate these rare but serious adverse events with the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA and CDC will continue with these efforts to monitor the safety of these vaccines closely.
When you receive your first dose, you will get a vaccination card to show you when to return for your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Remember to bring your card when you return.
Keep your vaccination card!
Reports of adverse events to the vaccination
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Inform your doctor and your vaccination provider if you have any of these symptoms after you receive your vaccination:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of your face and throat
- A fast heartbeat
- A nasty rash all over your body
- Dizziness and weakness
Most common side effects
These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They might feel like flu symptoms and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.
In the arm where you get the shot:
Throughout the rest of your body:
Take care of yourself
Healthy Habits to reduce your risk of getting sick
♦ Stay informed about the vaccination distribution plan in your area.
♦ Set up your appointment when it is time for your group risk category.
♦ Get vaccinated and kept your vaccination card.
♦ Wear an appropriate mask inside restaurants and stores
♦ Stay 6 Feet Apart from others who don’t live with you and don’t use a mask.
♦ Wash your hands appropriately after visiting a public location.
♦ Avoid Crowds. Consider the level of risk before deciding to go out.
♦ Plan shopping trips when stores are typically less crowded.
♦ Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
♦ Avoid close contact with people who are sick or tested positive.
♦ Manage your stress. Keep in touch with friends and family.
♦Perform your hobbies for entertainment
♦ Sleep well, eat well, stay active, stay hydrated
♦ Don’t skip your medical and oral annual check-ups.
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