COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS 2019
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Different COVID-19 Vaccines

The FDA has authorized the emergency use of vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech (for ages 12-15), Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Comirnaty, has full FDA approval for ages 16 and up.

FDA authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered as boosters at least six months after completion of the primary Pfizer-BioNTech series in certain populations.

Topic

age groups

number of doses

vaccine type

PFIZER

12+

2 doses, 21 days apart

moderna

18+

2 doses, 28 days apart

janssen/ j & j

18+

1 dose

how it works

This mRNA vaccine helps teach our immune system to recognize COVID-19.

This mRNA vaccine helps teach our immune system to recognize COVID-19.

This viral vector vaccine is made of an inactivated, harmless virus that helps instruct our immune system to recognize COVID-19.

common side effects

Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain and fever

Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain and fever

Injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, joint pain and fever

time to maximum protection

Two weeks after 2nd dose

Two weeks after 2nd dose

Two weeks after 1st dose