Which Vaccine Should I Get? Johnson & Johnson; Moderna or Pfizer?
Now that there are three vaccines available, getting it is still the question since each state and county is doing it in phases. So what do you do if you want to be safe and be vaccinated?
Well, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been available since December, but now the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine has become available. And the great thing is all three FDA-authorized vaccines seem to work equally well — close to 100% — at preventing hospitalization and death.
So how do I get my vaccination so I don’t get COVID-19? Currently, in California, the vaccination is open to healthcare workers, agricultural workers, restaurant workers, teachers, and to people over the age of 65-years-of-age. Continue on for more on Johnson & Johnson vaccine…
CelebnHealth247.com has the latest on why the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be the best choice.
With the coronavirus pandemic still in full effect and the worry of catching COVID-19, vaccines are the answer but which one should you take?
When it comes to getting your vaccination experts advise us to take whatever vaccine is available.
The efficacy numbers associated with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines came in at around 95%,
Johnson & Johnson vaccine has shown a less impressive 72% in the U.S., and even lower in other countries.
All three vaccines protect against hospitalization and death.
- The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work the same way, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine works through a different mechanism.
- Pfizer and Moderna use messenger RNA.
- The Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine uses DNA, which is ferried to the nucleus of cells with a different kind of virus, called an adenovirus. It is modified so it can’t replicate itself and cause disease.
- All three vaccines have good safety data, and all of them prompt the body to produce T-cells, which retain a sort of memory of the protein and attack it.
- The Johnson & Johnson trial enrolled more people with hypertension, diabetes, and HIV, as well as more people over 60, says University of California infectious disease doctor Monica Gandhi. The important thing to note, says Gandhi, is that nobody who got the vaccine in the clinical trials.
- None of the people who got the Johnson & Johnson shot in the trial were hospitalized for Covid-19. None of them died. None even got a severe enough case to require medical intervention at all.
- The absence of hospitalizations and deaths in the Johnson and Johnson trial looks even more impressive given that the volunteers included people who were more vulnerable to dying from the virus.
- Johnson & Johnson is a one-shot vaccine, but you still need to let it work as it takes two weeks after the shot to fully be effective.
- Getting the one-shot vaccine out as fast as possible and focusing on virus hot spots would save lives and hasten a return to some level of normal life.
- Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are two shots where you get the first shot and then get a second shot 28 days later. Note it is NOT fully effective until two weeks after the second shot.
NOTE: The most important numbers here aren’t 95% or 72%, but 0%: the number of vaccinated people who’ve died from the virus. When that’s the emphasis, the message to get the first available vaccine makes a lot more sense.
The bottom line is to continue to wear your mask everywhere and continue to chill. We are NOT out of the pandemic yet and it will take some time until we can get back to normal in the world.
Our guess is safety first, so chill until summer 2022.