Vaccine

Who is behind the development of the vaccines?

January 13, 2021

Who is behind the development of the vaccines?

Pfizer-BioNTech: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/coornavirus-vaccine-biontech-pfizer/2020/11/12/37acb78c-2467-11eb-9c4a-0dc6242c4814_story.html Moderna: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/16/covid-vaccine-who-is-behind-the-moderna-breakthrough Johnson & Johnson: https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-authorized-by-u-s-fda-for-emergency-usefirst-single-shot-vaccine-in-fight-against-global-pandemic

How was a COVID-19 vaccine developed so quickly?

January 13, 2021

How was a COVID-19 vaccine developed so quickly?

Scientists have been preparing for this situation for many years. About 30 years ago, a handful of scientists began exploring whether vaccines could be made more simply, and after the Ebola outbreak...

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

January 13, 2021

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Yes. The authorized vaccines went through rigorous development and testing processes. The most adverse reactions were two test subjects reporting an allergic reaction after receiving the vaccine in the U.K. The Centers...

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

January 13, 2021

Is the COVID-19 vaccine effective?

Yes. The Pfizer vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection. Pfizer says their vaccine was still effective against lab-engineered mutations that are seen...