They've finally arrived! Here's what we know so far about these game-changing immunizations
The Covid-19 Vaccines - By the Numbers
They've finally arrived! Here's what we know so far about these game-changing immunizations.
Between 21 and 28 days
The ideal time you'll wait before getting your second dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that are currently in use.
The time it takes for your body to build up the maximum protection you're fully vaccinated.
The temperature at which the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine must be stored.
The percentage of hospitalizations and deaths the shots prevented during trials.
The time span when you're most likely to notice mild-to-moderate side effects (if any) post-shot.
The number of people who rolled up their sleeves for the Moderna vaccine Phase 3 trial.
The number of vaccines currently being tested on humans in clinical trials. Having a variety of different (but effective) shots will give doctors an arsenal of options to fight the pandemic.
The number of COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for use in the U.S., made by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and J&J.
The age of the first person in the world to get a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a study.
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