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280 West 3 Rd Ave, Null, Kettle Falls, WA 99141280 West 3 Rd Ave, Null
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Vaccines currently in-stock:

Moderna Omicron Booster
FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ages 18 and up.

Single booster dose of the Bivalent vaccine authorized for at least two months following primary or booster vaccination for individuals 18+ years of age.


Last updated May 30, 2023 12:00 AM

391 N. Main St, Colville, WA 99114391 N. Main St
Open10:00AM - 05:00PM
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Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses are available in limited locations. Please use the appointment link to find the nearest location.

Vaccines currently in-stock:

Pfizer Omicron Booster
FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ages 12 and up.

Single booster dose of the Bivalent vaccine authorized for at least two months following primary or booster vaccination for individuals 12+ years of age.

Moderna Omicron Booster
FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ages 18 and up.

Single booster dose of the Bivalent vaccine authorized for at least two months following primary or booster vaccination for individuals 18+ years of age.


Last updated May 29, 2023 12:00 AM

240 East Dominion Ave., Colville, WA 99114240 East Dominion Ave.
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Vaccines currently in-stock:

Pfizer Omicron Booster
FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ages 12 and up.

Single booster dose of the Bivalent vaccine authorized for at least two months following primary or booster vaccination for individuals 12+ years of age.

FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ages 6 months and up.

2-dose vaccine. Boosters available for ages 5+ and it's been at least 5 months since completing primary series. Second booster available for ages 50+ and it's been at least 4 months since your first booster.

Moderna Omicron Booster
FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for ages 18 and up.

Single booster dose of the Bivalent vaccine authorized for at least two months following primary or booster vaccination for individuals 18+ years of age.


Last updated May 25, 2023 12:00 AM

810 N Highway 395, Colville, WA 99114-2028810 N Highway 395
Open10:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon8:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue6:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wed8:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu8:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri8:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 1:30PM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Last updated Mar 28, 2023 12:00 AM

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Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Oct 31, 2022
A surge in respiratory syncytial virus is putting severe strain on children's hospitals nationwide. Hospitals first began seeing the unseasonable RSV rise in August. Now, many are reporting a case increase of over 300 percent compared to last month. (Becker's)
Oct 28, 2022
With the BQ.1.1 variant on the rise in Europe, experts express concern of a rise in COVID cases this winter; encourage everyone to max out their boosters and vaccinate their children (Houston Chronicle)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I get COVID vaccine in Northport?

    The COVID vaccine is currently available to eligible individuals through health clinics, hospitals, health departments, pharmacies, and doctors’ offices including urgent care centers. COVID vaccine locations in Northport—as well as the availability of appointments and doses at each location—are changing daily. Solv, through partnership with and others, is actively maintaining the list of providers above and is refreshing at least daily, so check back frequently. Additionally, check directly with vaccine providers near Northport as last minute availability for eligible populations sometimes opens up.

  • When will children be able to get the COVID vaccine in Northport?

    As of November 2, the Pfizer vaccine has received EUA from the FDA and approval from the CDC to vaccinate kids 5-11 years old. At this point, everyone 5+ years old in Northport are eligible for the COVID vaccine. The CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Vaccines for children under 5 years old are still awaiting results of clinical trials and approval from the FDA. Research shows these COVID vaccines are remarkably effective and safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics urges children and adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can. Once the FDA provides emergency use authorization (EUA) for the vaccines to be administered to children, it is likely that the same providers in Northport that are currently administering the vaccine to adults will begin accepting appointments for kids.

  • What pharmacies are administering the COVID vaccine in Northport?

    Independent pharmacies, as well as regional and national chains, are administering the COVID vaccine across the country. Most are partnered with HHS directly to make the vaccine available as quickly as possible. Here are a few of the major pharmacy chains administering the vaccine with details on how to register for an appointment:

    • Albertsons will be making the COVID vaccine available at stores nationwide based on regional distribution and eligibility schedules. Appointments fill up fast and they will release appointments as they receive supply.
    • CVS stores nationwide are adding the COVID vaccine to their online schedule as it becomes available in each market, allowing people to schedule both their first and second doses (as applicable).
    • Costco pharmacies will be administering COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they are available, in accordance with CDC and state guidelines. Register on their website. Note: Please do not contact the local Costco pharmacy as they are unable to schedule an appointment or provide current eligibility requirements.
    • Kroger is partnering with federal and state agencies to deliver one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per week across their pharmacies, clinics, and off-site events. Their website will be regularly updated with information on local availability.
    • Rite Aid pharmacies are scheduling vaccine appointments in accordance with local and state eligibility requirements. Check the linked PDF for the latest details. Note: Please do not call your local Rite Aid pharmacy for a vaccine appointment.
    • Target expects to be able to start distributing the COVID vaccine their their partnership with CVS and their on-site pharmacy locations. Check the CVS pharmacy website for updates and dates when more vaccines will become available.
    • Walgreens will be providing COVID vaccines to consumers at all of its 9,000+ store locations. Check their website to see which locations presently offer the vaccine and their appointment availability.
    • Walmart is administering the vaccines based on state and federal eligibility guidelines and is scheduling appointments at thousands of their stores nationwide. Check their website often for availability as the vaccine continues rolling out to more stores.
  • How many COVID vaccine doses will I need?

    The first two COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna each require two (2) doses of the COVID vaccine. Each dose must be of the same product, and will need to be separated by either 21 days or 28 days, depending on the vaccine. That means if you received your first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, your second dose must also be the Pfizer vaccine. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine, approved for use in the US on February 27, 2021, only requires one dose. Consult your healthcare professional if you have additional questions.

  • How long will the COVID vaccine last?

    In most cases, COVID-19 testing and antibody testing is available at no out of pocket cost if you are covered by commercial insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. You will likely have to pay a normal office visit copay, however. For cash paying patients, the two largest labs have reported that the Medicare rates (likely the lowest cost) to process an antibody test is around $50 and $100-$200 for a PCR swab test. It is important to understand that many healthcare providers are requiring screenings prior to testing, which may or may not be covered by your insurance, and may or may not require additional copays.

  • Can you contract COVID if you are vaccinated?

    After immunization, the body normally takes a few weeks to develop immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19). That means a person could become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 before or after vaccination and still become unwell. This is due to the vaccine's inability to provide protection due to a lack of time.

  • Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

    Vaccines against COVID-19 are both safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, which have been subjected to the most stringent safety testing in the country's history. You should acquire a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible, according to the CDC.

  • Can you spread COVID if you are vaccinated?

    While the ability to transmit COVID-19 is possible after you have been fully vaccinated, experts believe it will happen at a slower rate given the efficacy of the vaccine. It's most like only relevant for people who don't have a good immunological response to immunizations in general.

  • Do I need a COVID booster shot?

    According to the CDC, as of October 21, 2021, individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: (1) 65 years and older, (2) Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings, (3) Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions, and (4) Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings. For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Recent COVID-19 Vaccine Reviews (20)

Amazingly great experience. I had heard lots of horror stories about other vaccination providers about delays, cancellations, poor service, etc. None of that happened at the Swedish vaccination site. Just the opposite! I’m not a regular patient of theirs, so I didn’t know what to expect. It was difficult getting an appointment for my first dose of the Covid vaccine with any facility. I’m classified as 1B-Tier 1. Like everyone else, I had been trying to get an appointment for weeks. But once I got the appointment with Swedish it all went very quickly and efficiently. Here’s my experience: Swedish got a new vaccine shipment on Tuesday 2/2/21. I heard about it late that afternoon and was able to get on-line and schedule my first dose for Thursday evening at the Swedish vaccination site on the Seattle University campus. By the time I got my vaccination scheduled Tuesday night, all other time slots had been taken, so you have to act quickly. On Thursday I arrived about an hour early before my scheduled appointment. Volunteers were posted from the garage to the vaccination site to make sure no one got lost. Everyone was well distanced and masked. At the check-in desk I had to produce my proof of eligibility and photo ID. Though I was 30 minutes early they put me in line immediately (again masked and distanced) - there was no wait. Within 20 minutes after I parked in the garage I was already vaccinated with dose 1, and was scheduled for for my second dose. Everyone - the volunteers, doctors, nurses, and schedulers - were friendly, efficient, and focused on giving terrific service to those being vaccinated. It was a truly wonderful experience.

- Verified patient on 2/7

All of the above👍 Very helpful, smooth quick. No side affects except for a sore arm from the injection for k my one day. Even the parking was easy & quick to find. Cvolunteers were there to help every step of the way. . The Medical staff were professional, kind and informative. Never felt confused or anxious about the process. Thanks so much fir all you have done to make the Covid Vaccine process go so well.

- Verified patient on 2/12

I did the drive-through for a booster shot. I had an appointment at 11, but didn’t actually get seen until 12:10. There wasn’t enough signage or space for the car line, so there were a lot of angry honks from other people driving on the same road. But I was delighted with how smoothly it went when I got to the line; great staff, easy paperwork, and I’m just so grateful for the booster shot. Thank you!

- Verified patient on 12/2

Fast, credible (due to UW affiliation) & friendly. Ideally I'll receive my tests results the same today too, because they are so consequential. My son just tested positive & was with our family for Thanksgiving week so we're all on pins & needles now waiting for test results from each family member. We're all fully vaxxed, most have boosters and we all feel fine, so I think we'll be okay. Still, the only change I would request is receiving same day results but I know that's probably not realistic & I'm definitely not complaining. We're verrrry lucky to live in the same city as UW main campus & medical center for a multitude of reasons. (heart emoji!) Oh yes, thanks for being on super groovy Ballard Avenue too! It's much more fun than the emissions testing place on Aurora, but we're grateful for all testing places in Seattle! With Love, Pam PPS. I don't know what it cost. I thought these tests are supposed to be free? I did give my insurance card but haven't seen my medical statement yet. If I am charged, I hope it's very low cost.

- Verified patient on 12/5

As with the first vaccine dose today’s experience was just as awesome. Totally impressed with; • Upbeat happiness of volunteers • Organized like a “well oiled machine”!! • Extreme personableness of each individual I came in 6’ contact with-complete joy to be with these fine people! • There was an abundance of people to lead me every step of the way. Each of these people acted like caring family members. Kudos to all of you involved with the organization of the Covid vaccine events accommodating numerous volumes of people who may have had anxiety contemplating receiving their vaccine; thankfully, I held positive feelings throughout; but because of the wonderful caring personnel volunteering, hope everyone departed feeling great! What a memorable day I have had! My appreciation is all yours!

- Verified patient on 3/9

Wow! So efficient, so smooth, so uneventful and yet delightful. Everyone working at the event was friendly and courteous and knowledgeable. Knowing that many employees were answering the same questions, asking the same questions, and providing the same info all day long, I was really impressed with the fact that each interaction with staff felt personable. Good job hiring quality people, Pierce County! For something as simultaneously dull (getting a shot) yet momentous (first COVID Vaccine!), and for lack of better words, I must say “I had a really nice time!” 10/10 stars.

- Verified patient on 4/7

There was a mix up with my Covid vaccine. I signed up for moderna 4/7 12:42. I parked on the moderna side of arena. I went to check in for first dose. I was early. Shortly after as I was in line for shot got a text my appointment was cancelled. Went back and double checked they said I had two appointments. No sure but continued on. Ended up with Pfizer. When I went to check out they said another name came up. I couldn’t understand what they were saying due to accent and mask. Thought I was Jennifer Wilson. They had to make a new entry in system in order schedule my 2nd dose. Have no idea what information made it look like I was another person.

- Verified patient on 4/7

I was there today for my second covid vaccine. The line was very long. The first time i came was a 5☆ visit. Today's visit was completely different. Unorganized, very long line. Most of the patients had not filled out their questionnaires on line. The ones who did should have been able to get in. But we had to wait in a long line. Once i got inside it was great, because i had pre- checked in and signed my disclosure.

- Verified patient on 3/18

I got a first Covid vaccine dose appointment online I had a question about when a second dose appointment would be made, so I made a phone call and had a pleasant experience with the person who answered the phone. then when I went and got my first shot there was virtually no waiting, I just pulled in to the short line, I followed the signs, pulled into the area, had a few people taking care of the tasks of identification and getting the vaccine ready. I got my shot and followed the signs around to the 15 minute waiting area. It is all very efficient and effective. I would recommend it to anyone.

- Verified patient on 4/8

In Seattle Cancer Care Alliance oncology & hemotology, my care team always gets five out of five stars, especially Dr Moore, Raylene, and Angie. I really want to draw attention to the cheerful and efficient scheduling and intake staff I get regularly: Sam, Francesca, and Roke. Francesca is always a breath of fresh air! So cheerful and engaged! I just adore her for brightening up what could be a gloomy occasion. I appreciate that so much! I also got a covid vaccine here today. Everyone involved was cheerful and efficient. All went well. What makes me want to draw attention to these staff is because I see that it makes a diffence to all the patients passing Thank you Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for providing top notch staff with the best attitudes.

- Verified patient on 4/13

The offer and scheduling of COVID vaccine for 12-15 yr olds was bumpy on Monday and we, and several hundred others, were able to schedule appts on Tue. before the CDC authorized - a glitch that was corrected later in the day on Tuesday when we got email offering a rescheduling, which led to today’s vaccination. So a little bump, a big but temporary disappointment, followed by an outstanding experience. THANK YOU! The workflow at Hutch this morning when we got the vaccination was the most well-oiled human machine I have ever seen!

- Verified patient on 5/13

When I bought in my grandparents for the covid vaccine, one of the staff members helped us into the waiting room. Check in and check out was easy. Social distancing was well maintained inside the clinic. A translator assisted my grandparents while I waited outside in the car. Although they I wasn't present, my grandparents told me that the staff was really kind and professional. They felt well taken care of. I'm thankful for this clinic and their staff for taking excellent care of my grandparents!

- Verified patient on 1/24

I was so impressed with your staff and facility. Every one of your staff was very professional and kind. Your system is ready to serve the public from the outside the building with the signs & directions to the entrance. After you get in ti the building the each one of the public members was treated just like your own patient. Especially, after the COVID vaccine each public patient was guided to a very clean room with comfortable chair/recliner(?) and your staff goes to each patient explaining how to take care of yourself in case you feel discomfort. What a comparison to the public news on the TV. I talk to my friends about the experience at Futch. Thank you so much for your outstanding service! Seungja Song

- Verified patient on 2/23

Truly impressed, actually overwhelmed, by the kind, considerate, patient, efficient, and organized as well as professional staff at every point in the multi-step process of receiving the Pfizer COVID vaccine! The nursing staff that gave me my vaccine (RN Jeglum & team at her vaccination station) and the supervising nurses overseeing the end process where vaccine recipients were being watched for symptoms were particularly personable, approachable, attentive, and knowledgeable as well as professional, i.e., RN Katrina and ARNP Tiffany.

- Verified patient on 4/23

I just finished getting my first covid vaccine through the drive up. I had a great experience. I don’t do well with needles, and the gentleman giving the vaccine was AMAZING. I literally didn’t feel a thing. Given my needle phobia I was a little flustered, and can’t remember his name, but his initials were V. A. I believe. What a great drive through operation they have set up. The gal scheduling me for my second dose was also very nice.

- Verified patient on 3/27

This was my first visit to SVH. I received my Pfiser booster shot at the SVH drive-thru annex. Made my reservation & completed all paperword online the night before. I arrived at SVH 15 min before my appointment. I was first car in line. Within a couple of minutes, I was motioned forward. I was 'shot' and on my way to recovery 10 minutes later. The whole process was easy and quick, and personal were helpful and personable. A pleasent experience.

- Verified patient on 10/4

No one wants to have to get a COVID test, but coming to your facility has been fantastic. Your people are great, they’re knowledgeable, you have a GREAT set-up for managing testing. And equally important your results are reliable and timely. There people are great. Combined, this all makes it so easy and seamless. I can’t tell you how much we, as a family, have appreciated coming to this facility when we have to get tested. And I recommend it to others! Your team could contribute a lot toward improving COVID vaccination and booster shots! That system is broken and I wish it worked as smoothly as yours.

- Verified patient on 12/2

Drive-up covid vaccination booster shot with appointment went super smooth. Very easy to make, punctual, easy to follow instructions, all forms and such done via text beforehand. Check-in was simple, received prompts via text the day of and just prior to appointment which made everything pretty much foolproof and simple. Fast, clear, friendly, easy, and professional. I would truly rate the experience as a solid five stars across the board, never had to leave car and am just finishing up a precautionary 15 minute observation period in the upper parking lot while my co-pilot and I decide what we want to do for lunch. Thanks Sno valley.

- Verified patient on 11/22

I am thankful for the opportunity to receive my 2nd Covid vaccine. The health care workers there were hospitable and kind. I felt confident that I would be well taken care of, and I did. I was impressed with the professionalism, cleanliness, and great care that I received for my second vaccination. I appreciate the great works at each and every one of those wonderful health care workers good. I recommend that everyone who gave up there Saturday with their families, so myself and others could receive the vaccine, should be acknowledged for their services.

- Verified patient on 1/24

Receiving my COVID vaccine was an easy, painless and quick process! I was prepared to wait in long lines, but I was in and out including post vaccine wait and making a 2nd appt all within 25 minutes! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Everything was well organized! I was impressed and feel fortunate to have had this experience rather than those I see on the news! Thank u to all the volunteers and Seattle public health for doing such a great job!

- Verified patient on 2/6

About COVID Vaccine

There are currently 3 COVID vaccine available in Orlando and throughout the country: Pfizer-BioNTech (mRNA), Moderna (mRNA Vaccines), and Johnson & Johnson (Vector vaccine). As of April 7, 2021, three vaccines, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, have been approved for use via an emergency use authorization (EAU) for adults ages 16 and older. Pfizer has since received EUA for 5-11 year olds, opening the door for everyone in the country 5 years and older to receiving a COVID vaccine.

Getting a COVID vaccine will be similar to the process of getting any other type of vaccine. Patients should talk to their doctors about whether they have allergies and if they have ever experienced a reaction or specific side effects from a vaccine in the past. They should also inform their doctors whether they are currently ill, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant.

The injection itself usually only takes a few seconds and may feel like a slight pinch on the skin. Most people do not experience serious side effects from vaccines, and any side effects they do experience are usually mild. Chills, low-grade fever, headache, tiredness, and muscle and joint aches are the most common side effects of vaccines.

People who get a mRNA COVID vaccine will need another booster shot roughly 3-4 weeks after the first shot to stay protected from COVID-19, while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one shot. It is not yet known how long immunity to COVID-19 will last after receiving a COVID vaccine.

Key facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Studies have shown that COVID-19 vaccines are safe to get and highly effective at preventing you from getting COVID-19. Even if you do get COVID-19, the vaccine prevents you from getting seriously ill. The more people that get vaccinated, the faster we can get back to normal life.

  • They’re safe. Rigorous clinical trials must show that vaccines are safe and effective before they’re authorized for public use. Millions of people have received COVID-19 vaccines, which have undergone the most intensive safety monitoring in US history.
  • They’re effective. All approved vaccines are proven to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19. Based on what we know so far, experts believe that all the approved vaccines will nearly 100% prevent serious illness and death. They may also help protect family, friends, and those around you.
  • They’re free. COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all Americans under the CARES act. The US government has already ordered and paid for hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses using US tax dollars to ensure that everyone who wants one can get one.

Top vaccine myths

When deciding to get vaccinated, it’s important to separate fact from fiction.

  • The vaccines will not make you sick with COVID-19.
  • The vaccines do not have a microchip that will track you.
  • The mRNA COVID vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) will not alter your DNA.
  • If you already had COVID-19, that does not mean you don’t need the vaccine.

Risks of the COVID vaccine

All vaccines come with potential risks and side effects. The most common side effects associated with vaccines are low-grade fever, malaise, and redness and pain at the injection site. More than 50% of people who received early COVID-19 vaccines reported experiencing mild short-term side effects including fever, headache, muscle aches, and reactions at the injection site.

Questions to ask your doctor about the COVID vaccine

  • When should I come back for my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • What side effects could I experience from the COVID vaccine?
  • How effective is the COVID vaccine?
  • Is it possible for me to get a mild case of COVID-19 after getting the vaccine?
  • Can I stop wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing after getting a COVID vaccine?
  • How many different COVID vaccines are available?
  • What are the ingredients in the COVID vaccine?
  • Who should not get a COVID vaccine?
  • Can I get more than one type of COVID vaccine if more are available?
  • How long will it take before the COVID vaccine takes effect?

Approved COVID Vaccines

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson have each developed COVID vaccines and received emergency use authorization (EUA). Pfizer's vaccine has received EUA for individuals 12 years of age and older, while both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for people 16 and up. During the initial rollout of the vaccine, however, it is unlikely individuals will be able to choose which vaccine they want.

According to the CDC, as of October 21, 2021, individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: (1) 65 years and older, (2) Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings, (3) Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions, and (4) Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings. For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID vaccine

  • On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first EUA for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals . The emergency use authorization allowed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. to individuals 16 years of age and older.
  • On May 10, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an EAU for use of the vaccine in children from the ages 12-16. This announcement came after Pfizer’s recent trial of the vaccine in adolescents which demonstrated that the vaccine is at least as effective as it is in adults.
  • On August 23, 2021, the FDA fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, now being referred to as Comirnaty, for ages 16+. The vaccine also continues to be available under emergency use authorization (EUA), including for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for the administration of a third dose in certain immunocompromised individuals. 
  • Pfizer, in partnership with BioNTech, released an efficacy analysis of their phase 3 trials involving 42,000 people, about half of whom got the experimental vaccine with the other half receiving a placebo. 170 participants contracted COVID-19 with only 8 of them being from the vaccine cohort. This equates to a 95% vaccination success rate, which is about as good as any vaccine, even after years of development, can ever expect. The inoculation process involves two doses, with the second dose administered 3 weeks after the first.

Moderna, NAID COVID vaccine

  • On December 18, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an EUA for the second vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The emergency use authorization allows the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • On June 25, 2021, the FDA revised the patient and provider fact sheets regarding the suggested increased risks of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart) following vaccination.
  • On August 12, 2021, the FDA amended the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA to allow for an additional dose to be given to certain immunocompromised individuals.
  • Similarly to Pfizer, Moderna’s is a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine with a nearly identical efficacy rate of 94.1%. These results follow a 30,000-volunteer study with only 11 positive COVID cases occurring from the group that received the vaccines rather than the placebo. Unlike the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna version does not have as strict refrigeration requirements, likely making their vaccine more easily transported, stored, and administered through existing healthcare infrastructure.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine

  • In clinical trials, the J&J/Janssen vaccine was 66.3% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine, and had high efficacy at preventing hospitalization and death in people who did get sick. No one who got COVID-19 at least 4 weeks after receiving the J&J/Janssen vaccine had to be hospitalized.
  • Early evidence suggests that the J&J/Janssen vaccine might provide protection against asymptomatic infection, which is when a person is infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 but does not get sick.

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Your Guide to Masks (August 12, 2021)
  2. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC (August 19, 2021)
  3. COVID-19 Vaccines (August 18, 2021)
  4. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (July 16, 2021)
  5. Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine (August 16, 2021)
  6. Coronavirus Testing (August 9, 2021)
  7. Comirnaty and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (September 19, 2021)
  8. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (August 31. 2021)
  9. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (September 17, 2021)

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