I think the Pfizer is 3 weeks apart. I just got the Moderna because when you schedule an appointment you get what they've got when it comes to the two 2 shot vaccines Moderna and Pfizer. I didn't have a choice. Your state will have what it has unless you wait until after pretty everyone who wants one has gotten one, at which time there will be an excess of supply, but right now and for the foreseeable future, you'll probably only have a choice between a 2-shot and the Johnson and Johnson. It may also be in your state or your county you will have no choice at all, because the gov't has now pretty much become a full partner with Johnson and Johnson and teamed up with Merck to help make tons of it. So again, you may not have that choice you think you will have, or you might. I have to tell you, getting a vaccine isn't easy. It's not fun. It takes time to get your appointment if that's how your state is doing it. It took me well over a month after I first became available to get an appointment, and even then it took me two tries to get one. I can't tell you if I'm satisfied, as I've just gotten the first Moderna dose. Don't know yet if I'll get any side effects, but it's been almost 2 hours and no side effects yet. But satisfied? How would you ever know? None of them is 1o0% effective, so you can still get covid, you still have to wear the mask, you still have to social distance unless you're with others who have completed their vaccine plus 2 weeks. As covid mutates, there are variants that may evade the vaccine. We don't know yet. One already has done some of that, the South African variant. The longer we go without the entire world getting vaccinated the more variants there will be, and so we will not be done getting vaccinated no matter which one you get. My own preference was for one of the 2-shot because they showed higher effectiveness against getting covid at all, not just severe cases, but they also didn't do their trials when the variants were rampant. Johnson and Johnson did, and that may account of the big difference, but we just don't know. None of them is FDA approved, they are emergency approved, so none of them did what all the other drugs and vaccines we take go through to get approval. And keep in mind that if you wait long enough, the Novavax was 90% plus effective, the Russian Sputnik was that high as well, and the AstraZeneca at a mistaken dose also turned out to be that high. Johnson and Johnson is only one shot, which is good, but it also has the lowest effectiveness against getting mild to moderate covid, which can lead to long haul covid, of all the vaccines out there other than the Chinese one. All of them will keep you from dying or probably from ending up in the ICU. Advice is to get the first one available to you because the faster we all get vaccinated the fewer hosts the virus will find and will therefore stop mutating, but that all will require enough Americans and enough of everyone in the world to get the vaccine, and at least so far Republicans are saying they aren't going to get vaccinated because it's become a political issue in the US. The willing number is going up, so we can only hope. A lot of minority communities are also showing hesitation to get vaccinated. So no matter how you put it, it depends and what it depends on lacks sufficient info for us to know and you won't know when it's your turn either, it will still be too soon. We'll truly know in a few years. But my choice, for whatever it's worth, was to go for the 2 shot. Peace.
I qualified in my state for health issues and had my 1st dose of Pfizer on Jan 18th and the 2nd on Feb. 18th. Extremely satisfied with it, as well as the mega-site where it was administered. There was a 3 week-wait period for the 2nd dose, and some moderate side effects were experienced, but it was so worth the benefit of the vaccine and the hope it brings to all of us. ~ ChitChatNine
Oh, I will most certainly get whatever version is offered to me, as soon as it is offered to me! I just know that we will be so far down the line that we might have a choice. At the end of the day, the best vaccine you can get is the one you can get in your arm the soonest.
I was just thinking of this today because my parents - age 81 - just managed to get their first dose today. They got Moderna, and I've heard a lot of people have heavy side effects after the 2nd dose. They only last a day or maybe a day and a half, and are just uncomfortable, so obviously WAY better than getting COVID.
I’ve gotten the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine about two weeks ago and it’s still a 21 day period you have to wait to get the second dose. I just had mild pain at the injection site for a day and Tylenol relieved it. My parents have had both doses of moderna, and they had fatigue and chills the second dose and were fine the next day.
To get back to the original question, if I could choose (and I know I'll just get what they offer), I'd choose to take one of the Pfizer/Moderna type, and THEN the Johnson & Johnson on top of it. I'm convinced! lol
That's me being in a very different space than I was when they first began to develop the vaccines, when I was nervous that they were doing things in haste. But the results have been so spectacular -- you can't argue with success. And with the new variants, what would it hurt to have all the coverage you can get.
Obviously I'm not going to be a pig or secretly sneak in and try to get a J&J shot on top of the Moderna, or anything. The rest of the world will need to be vaccinated before I think about anything like that. But if, in six months, I'm walking around in a pharmacy at closing and they announce they have some J&J shots that are going to go to waste if they don't give someone a shot, I might line right up. Can't believe what a difference in attitude this is for me.
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