Current and upcoming COVID-19 vaccines
There are several COVID-19 vaccines in various stages of development and approval. Both Pfizer and Moderna have been granted emergency use authorizations by the FDA for their COVID-19 vaccines. While it will take some time for approved vaccines to become widely available, this is excellent news — and a big step forward in the fight against the coronavirus.
- Clinical trials for both vaccines have shown over 94% effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.2,3
- Side effects, which are common for most vaccines, are minimal. Some people who’ve participated in clinical trials have reported fevers, fatigue, muscle aches, and soreness around injection sites. These are all normal signs that the body is building immunity.