Should I take Pfizer or Moderna for COVID-19?

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Pfizer or Moderna?

A lot of people are asking questions about the differences between the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer vaccine, so let me separate it into two issues.

Have you had your first two vaccines?

Have you had your first two doses of your vaccine yet? If you haven’t had your first two doses, then Moderna for the first two doses is a bit better than Pfizer, but only a bit better.

Are you due for a booster?

If you’re looking at boosters and you’re having a half dose of Moderna versus a full dose of Pfizer, then there’s really not that much difference between the two; maybe Moderna’s got a little bit of edge, but it’s not worth waiting on. You just should get for your booster, the vaccine that’s available for you.

Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist