After nine months since the announcement of the global pandemic, a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is finally underway. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug administration issued an Emergency use Authorization (EUA) to permit the administration of the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioTech COVID- 19 vaccines. The administration of these vaccines has already begun here in New York to nurses and other hospital workers. Since the information on these vaccines is constantly evolving, the CDC has established a list of eight things the general public should know about the COVID vaccine at the moment. We have listed them here for you:
As we wait for new information on this vaccine, remember to take other precautions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Practice proper hand hygiene frequently, wear a face mask whenever you step out of your house, and avoid any large gatherings. Together, we can help put an end to this pandemic.
For more information on the CDC’s eight facts, please visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html
You may also learn local information regarding vaccine implementation here.