Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA & Information

  • The Pfizer vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, December 12.
  • The Pfizer vaccine is available for individuals 16 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
    • are breastfeeding
    • 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.
  • Pregnant/Breastfeeding Individuals:
    • If an individual is pregnant or breastfeeding, they should discuss their options with their healthcare provider
  • In clinical trials, approximately 20,000 individuals 16 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:
    • injection site pain
    • tiredness
    • headache
    • muscle pain
    • chills
    • joint pain
    • fever
    • injection site swelling
    • injection site redness
    • nausea
    • feeling unwell
    • swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
  • There is no information on the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines.

Further Information:

December 15, 2020