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Can You Choose Which Vaccine You Get?

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    Do you think we will get to choose which vaccine we get, when they become available to the general public? Read this article and it has good info but it's still unclear. They say those getting a vaccine early won't really have a choice, just whatever is available.

    And then when it comes to the general public later down the road, it could be there are up to 4-6 options on the market, and perhaps we will have a choice. If the hospital/care centers carry more than one option, and then what states have the facilities to store which vaccine (as some require very low temperatures and special freezers).

    By that time, multiple vaccines could all be showing the same degree of effectiveness. But likely some will show data that suggests they are better than others. And also some might require less shots to be effective, or different time windows for getting 2nd, 3rd shots plus storing limitations that make certain vaccines the better market choice over others.

    So do you expect we will get to choose which vaccine we get injected with, when the time comes?

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    I really don't think we will. I think it will also depend on your healthcare provider and the deals they may or may have with pharmaceutical companies. It will be a while before we see any data roll out on the effectiveness of the vaccines.
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    I haven't heard anything about getting to choose the vaccine type. I assume it comes down to what kind of administer facilities are near you. The bigger and better ones will most likely get the Phizer, while smaller town centers will most likely get the Moderna due to it's ease of storage.
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    Here's what the Dallas county website has to say:

    Can I choose which vaccine I want to take?

    Perhaps, when the supply of vaccines from all manufacturers becomes readily available. The vaccines will roll out across the country as they are approved for use by the FDA. Once there are multiple vaccines available, you will be able to inquire with providers to see which vaccine they have on hand, but individual providers may offer or only make one vaccine option available.

    This will also be factor for those under 18, for parents to consider and look into that stuck out to me:

    Can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is authorized under the EUA for people aged 16 and older. The Moderna vaccine is authorized under the EUA for people age 18 and older.