Do I get to choose which vaccine I get?

Yes, there are multiple vaccine options to protect against COVID. Right now, the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax vaccines have been approved or authorized for distribution in the U.S. You may see the Pfizer vaccine marketed or referred to as Comirnaty, and the Moderna vaccine as Spikevax. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Washington State Department of Health have recommended getting one of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) over the J&J vaccine. All of the vaccines that have been approved or authorized are shown to be safe and effective in multiple rounds of clinical trials. 

There may be a vaccine that is more appropriate for you than another. We encourage you to talk with your healthcare provider to know what is recommended for your circumstances. While you do have the option to watch for availability of the vaccine you want to get, it is best not to wait if another vaccine brand is available sooner, unless you have talked to your doctor and there is a medical reason to avoid a certain brand of vaccine.

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1. How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?
2. Is the vaccine safe?
3. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
4. What adverse reactions were reported for the vaccine?
5. Will the vaccine give me COVID?
6. How many doses do I need?
7. How do I know if a message or email offering vaccination options is legitimate?
8. When will I get vaccinated?
9. Who should get the vaccine?
10. If I had COVID, should I still get vaccinated?
11. Do I get to choose which vaccine I get?
12. Once I get the vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask?
13. How soon can we get back to pre-pandemic activities?
14. How does the vaccine work?
15. Does the vaccine change my DNA or implant a chip?
16. What is in the vaccine?
17. Where do I find accurate info about the COVID vaccine?
18. Where can I get my COVID-19 Vaccine Record?
19. Do I need a booster?