Can you choose which vaccine to get?
This question was answered live at the virtual conference titled, "Don’t Hesitate to Vaccinate! Our Experts Tell You Why" recorded on January 28, 2021.
Get whichever is available to you
Depending on the location where you get your vaccine, that will determine which COVID vaccine is available. There's really no discernible difference as far as efficacy goes with the Pfizer versus the Moderna COVID vaccines.
Currently, two vaccines are authorized and recommended by the CDC to prevent COVID-19:
This question has come up before because the Pfizer vaccine requires more storage restrictions. If you want access to something else, it's fine, but you will have to seek out the location offering your vaccine of choice.
Dr. Jamal Gwathney, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego Federal Bureau of Prisons; National Public Health Officer
Dr. Rodney Hood, President and Chairman, Multicultural Health Foundation, and Tri-Chair, COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee
Dr. Wilma Wooten, Public Health Officer and Director of Public Health Services, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency
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