A side-by-side comparison of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines

Two vaccines have been approved for distribution in the U.S. The two have been shown to be equally (and highly) effictive across different ethnic and racial groups. Both require two shots (between 21 and 28 days apart) and both have similar side effect profiles (site pain, fatigue, muscle pain, and joint pain). The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for people 16 years and older, and the Moderna vaccine has been approved for people 18 years and older. Neither vaccine has been tested on lactating or pregnant women. Both vaccines require extremely cold temperatures for storage. Currently, there have been allergic reactions in patients with allergies to the Pfizer vaccine, and more research is being done on this potential side effect.
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