The Moderna vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, December 18.
The Moderna vaccine is available for individuals 18 years of age and older.
Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider before getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; this includes telling their provider about all medical conditions, including if you:
have any allergies
have a fever
have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
have received another COVID-19 vaccine
Individuals should not get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if you:
had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine
**this does not include individuals with seasonal allergies, etc.
If an individual is pregnant or breastfeeding, they should discuss their options with their healthcare provider
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a 2-dose vaccine given 1 month apart
In clinical trials, approximately 15,400 individuals 18 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:
injection site pain
nausea and vomiting
There is a remote chance that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:
Swelling of your face and throat
A fast heartbeat
A bad rash all over your body
Dizziness and weakness
There is no information on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines.
Additional information on the Moderna vaccine can be found at: