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COVID19 Vaccine: PFIZER-BIONTECH FAQs

As of May 25, 2021.

Is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Yes, It is safe for individuals aged 16 years and older.


What side effects should I expect from this vaccine?

Common side effects include:

  • short-term and mild to moderate pain at the injection site
  • fatigue
  • headache

Serious side effects or adverse events are also very rare.


Is Pfizer-BioNTech efficacious?

Yes. Clinical trial data show that the vaccine has 95% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, seven days after the second dose.


Who should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

You should not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine if you:

had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine

have allergies to polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Consult with your healthcare provider regarding your queries and concerns.


When can we expect to get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines?

The first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses will arrive in the second quarter of the year.


Should the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine become available, who will receive it first?

Due to limited initial supply, frontline healthcare workers (who are at high risk for exposure) will be prioritized.

Then we proceed to senior citizens and persons with comorbidities, who are at a higher risk of severe disease.

Prioritization may change based on the profile of the available vaccine delivery.


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