Why all 3 U.S. vaccines are excellent options

You might wonder which Covid vaccine is the "best." But there's no inferior choice. All the FDA-authorized vaccines (there are currently three) are outstanding options, according to infectious disease experts. Why? "All of them look great at...

Why all 3 U.S. vaccines are excellent options
Why all 3 U.S. vaccines are excellent options

You might wonder which Covid vaccine is the "best."

But there's no inferior choice. All the FDA-authorized vaccines (there are currently three) are outstanding options, according to infectious disease experts. Why?

"All of them look great at preventing disease that results in hospitalization and death," emphasized Dr. Thomas Russo, the chief of infectious disease at the University of Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 

Here's what to know.

The vaccines are all effective

Numbers, without context, can be misleading.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, both excellent options, showed around a 95 percent efficacy, which essentially means the vaccine prevented Covid infections in 95 percent of people tested (among tens of thousands of participants), compared to people who didn't get the vaccine in the trials. Any public health expert would say those are impressive, if not amazing, results. Read more...

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