COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: Safety, Side Effects, Efficacy
Paul Offit, MD, vaccine expert, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Gigi Gronvall, MD, immunologist and infectious disease specialist, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
The New York Times: “FDA Advisory Group Gives Green Light for Pfizer Vaccine,” “Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine and Allergies: How Concerned Should You Be?” “Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine: 11 Things You Need to Know”, “Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker”.
Gov.uk: “Confirmation of guidelines to vaccination centers on the management of allergic reactions after COVID-19 vaccination with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.”
YouTube: “COVID-19: Chasing Science to Save Lives”, “COVID-19 Vaccine and Q&A / Vaccine Efficacy”.
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases: “Diseases and Conditions”.
CDC.gov: “Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccination”, “Understanding mRNA Vaccines”, “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Use: Clinical Considerations”, “V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker”.
NPR: “FDA Analysis of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Finds Effective and Safe.”
The Wall Street Journal: “Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine: distribution, side effects and everything you need to know”, “Moderna and Pfizer are reinventing vaccines, starting with Covid.”
Nature: “COVID-19 vaccines are about to be launched, but the impact on the pandemic is unclear.”
FDA.gov: “Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine”, “Development and Licensure of Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19”.
GoodRX.com: “What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?”
Science: “The fever, the pains of Pfizer, the Moderna jabs are not dangerous but can be intense for some.”
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: “What cancer patients (and others) need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine.”
The New England Journal of Medicine: “Safety and efficacy of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 mRNA vaccine”.
STAT: “CDC says people with a history of severe allergic reactions can receive the Covid-19 vaccine.”
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: “Report an Adverse Event to VAERS”.
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