How the covid19 vaccines compare​

A tabular comparison of the covid vaccines and what you should know about them

As vaccines roll out across the United States for the Covid-19, the table below compares the  three major pharmaceutical companies – Moderna, PFizer and Johnson&Johnson –  who have been approved to dispense their products to the general public.

While the vast majority of demographics seem to be accommodated, there is significant missing data on pregnant and new mothers, as the experts remain unsure of the potential long-term effects the vaccine may have on unborn fetuses or newborns. At the time of this publication, the decision has been left to the discretion of the individual.

MODERNA PFIZER JOHNSON
TECHNOLOGY FOR DELIVERY
MRNA
MRNA
AdenoVirus Vector Delivery
MECHANISM OF ACTION

Delivers a code to the body that elicits an immune response

Same
Same
TARGET POPULATION
18 yrs and over with
ongoing testing for 12-17 yr olds.
16 yrs and older
18 yrs and older and over
PREVENTION EFFICACY IN TRIALS
94.1% efficacy across all racial and ethnic groups after 2 doses, except in > 65 yr olds
94.1% efficacy across all racial and ethnic groups after 2 doses, except in over 65 yr olds
66% efficacy after 1 dose with varied results across geographical areas; US (72%), South American (66%), Africa (57%)
EFFICACY TEST RANGE
Effective 14 days after Vaccination
Effective 7 days after Vaccination
Effective, 14 - 28 days after Vaccination
# of Doses
2 in Total 1 primer, plus 1 x boost 100mcg / 28 days apart
2 in Total 1 primer, plus 1 x boost 100mcg / 21 days apart
1 dose. Trial for 2 doses are ongoing
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
Pain st injection site. Headache, Fatigue, Muscle/Joint Pain. Rara Anaphylactic reaction.
Possible allergies. Monitor for 15-30 mins if patitnet has history
Possible allergies. Monitor for 15-30 mins if patitnet has history
ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION
2.1 cases per million
6.2 cases per million
No data available yet
EXPECTANT OR NEW MOTHERS OR PATIENTS WITH NO DISCRETION ON CHOICE
n/a
n/a
n/a
STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
-4F
-94F
40 F or standard refrigeration
COST PER DOSE
15.37 USD
20 USD
10 USD
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