Do I get to choose which vaccine I get?

Right now, only the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been authorized for distribution. 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.

In general, the best vaccine is the one you are able to get. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) does not state a product preference; people may receive any ACIP-recommended COVID-19 vaccine and are encouraged to receive the earliest vaccine available to them.

All of the vaccines that have been authorized are shown to be safe and effective in multiple rounds of clinical trials. 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. Who will get the vaccine first?
8. How were the phases decided? Can I get vaccinated sooner?
9. How do I know if a message or email offering vaccination options is legitimate?
10. When will I get vaccinated?
11. Who should get the vaccine?
12. If I had COVID, should I still get vaccinated?
13. Do I get to choose which vaccine I get?
14. Once I get the vaccine, can I stop wearing a mask?
15. How soon can we get back to pre-pandemic activities?
16. How does the vaccine work?
17. Does the vaccine change my DNA or implant a chip?
18. What is in the vaccine?