About the Vaccines
On December 16th, the CDC updated recommendations for individuals to receive a Pfizer or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine if available over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. This recommendation is based on the latest evidence on vaccine effectiveness, vaccine safety and rare adverse events, and consideration of the U.S. vaccine supply.
Given the current state of the pandemic both here and around the world, receiving any vaccine is better than being unvaccinated. Individuals who are unable or unwilling to receive an mRNA vaccine will continue to have access to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine.
- EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients 12 and older
- EUA Fact Sheet for recipients 12 and older in Spanish
- EUA Fact Sheet for recipients 5-11 years old
- EUA Fact Sheet for recipients 5-11 years old in Spanish
After the vaccination you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but usually go away in a few days.
Read more about common side effects, helpful tips, when to call the doctor, and adverse events.
Guidance for quarantine and isolation can be found here.
Keep in Mind
It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.
- Read more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States
- Read more about the V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker