Corona vaccines: differences in effectiveness and side effects

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Corona vaccines are the way out of a global pandemic that has led to school closings, flight bans and millions of deaths. Some of them are already approved in Western countries, most notably the vaccines from Moderna, Biontech / Pfizer and AstraZeneca. They are all given as a syringe into the muscle of the upper arm and require two doses.

Since in most cases you can hardly choose which Covid-19 vaccine you will be vaccinated with, it is important to know that all three protect against a serious course of the disease. It is therefore advisable to accept the vaccination offer. For everyone who still has questions about the individual vaccines – regardless of whether you already have a vaccination appointment or not – the table below provides the most important information about all three vaccines.

Pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding should always consult their doctor. Anyone who suffers from a certain illness or takes medication should also seek advice. According to experts, the vaccination does not make you sterile in any case. Side effects can occur within a day or two of vaccination, but they should go away within a few days.

This article was translated from English and edited by Ilona Tomić. You can read the original here.


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