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.
Can I get Pfizer after Moderna?
“If you started with Moderna, your second dose should be Moderna. The same with Pfizer. If you started with Pfizer, again, the third booster dose would be with Pfizer.” Johnson says with the data collected since the rollout of Pfizer’s booster, the risk of getting the delta variant has decreased.
Do fully vaccinated travelers need a COVID-19 test before travelling?
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get a SARS-CoV-2 viral test before or after domestic travel, unless testing is required by local, state, or territorial health authorities.
How long will it take to build immunity after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
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 a booster if you had Moderna?
First, booster shots have only been approved for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. If you got the Moderna vaccine or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, it is not time for you to get a booster.
Who can get Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot?
People eligible for Pfizer’s booster include those 65 and older and those who live in long-term care facilities, have underlying medical conditions or are at higher risk of exposure to the virus because of their jobs or institutional settings, a group that includes health care workers, teachers and prisoners.
Do you need two Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines?
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.
Who can get Pfizer booster?
The boosters are approved for those who are 65 and older, as well as those 18 to 64 who are either at high risk of severe COVID because of an underlying medical condition or have jobs or living situations put them at high risk.
Do fully vaccinated travelers need to be tested for COVID-19 before leaving the United States?
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless required by their destination.
Do I need to get self-quarantine after a domestic travel if I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19?
You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. You should still follow all other travel recommendations.
Is traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic safe for fully vaccinated people?
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread SARS-CoV-2 and can now travel at low risk to themselves within the United States.