Are the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines interchangeable?
COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable. If you received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product for your second shot. You should get your second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.
Can you get the Pfizer booster if you had the Moderna vaccine?
What if I got Moderna? Can I get a Pfizer booster? Not yet. Health officials say they don’t have enough data on mix-and-match vaccinations.
What is the difference between Pfizer and Moderna vaccine?
Moderna’s shot contains 100 micrograms of vaccine, more than three times the 30 micrograms in the Pfizer shot. And Pfizer’s two doses are given three weeks apart, while Moderna’s two-shot regimen is administered with a four-week gap.
Is the Pfizer COVID-19 booster the same as the first two shots?
Is the booster the same as the first two shots? The booster being recommended is the exact same shot as the first two doses.
When can you get the Pfizer booster shot?
Eligible individuals can receive their booster shot at least six months after they completed their Pfizer COVID-19 primary vaccine series.
Can you mix vaccines for booster?
The National Institutes of Health has been conducting studies on every combination of coronavirus vaccines in order to test the safety and effectiveness of the pairings. The CDC currently recommends that people eligible for boosters use the same vaccine they received for their initial doses.
What underlying conditions qualify for Pfizer booster?
Some of the underlying conditions that can put people at higher risk for COVID-19 include cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease, heart conditions, HIV infection, liver disease, sickle cell disease, smoking, solid organ transplant and stroke.
What is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is authorized to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older.
What are the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
The most commonly reported side effects were pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever.
What are the side effects of the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot?
The most commonly reported side effects by the clinical trial participants who received the booster dose of the vaccine were pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, as well as fatigue, headache, muscle or joint pain and chills.