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Moderna Vaccine EUA & Information

  • Full Moderna education document:  https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/recipients/faq
  • The Moderna vaccine received Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, December 18.
  • The Moderna vaccine is available for individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • Individuals should talk to their healthcare provider before getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; this includes telling their provider about all medical conditions, including if you:
    • have any allergies
    • have a fever
    • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
    • are immunocompromised or are on a medicine that affects your immune system
    • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
    • are breastfeeding
    • have received another COVID-19 vaccine
  • Individuals should not get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if you:
    • had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
    • had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine
    • **this does not include individuals with seasonal allergies, etc.
  • Pregnant/Breastfeeding Individuals:
    • If an individual is pregnant or breastfeeding, they should discuss their options with their healthcare provider
  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is a 2-dose vaccine given 1 month apart
  • In clinical trials, approximately 15,400 individuals 18 years of age and older have received at least 1 dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • Side effects that have been reported with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine include:
    • injection site pain
    • tiredness
    • headache
    • muscle pain
    • chills
    • joint pain
    • fever
    • nausea and vomiting
  • There is a remote chance that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. For this reason, your vaccination provider may ask you to stay at the place where you received your vaccine for monitoring after vaccination. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Swelling of your face and throat
    • A fast heartbeat
    • A bad rash all over your body
    • Dizziness and weakness
  • There is no information on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines.
  • Additional information on the Moderna vaccine can be found at: