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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines reduce the burden on our health care system by reducing the number of people who get COVID-19. It’s been long-touted that between 70 to 85% of the population will need to be vaccinated for us to reach herd immunity against COVID-19.  Just over 100 million Americans aged 18 and older about 40 percent of adults are now fully vaccinated.  We need to get that number much higher. If you or a loved one haven’t yet been vaccinated, please consider doing so. It will help to save lives and bring this pandemic to an end.
 

1. Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Results of a 44,000-person global clinical trial showed the vaccine to be 67% effective against moderate-to-severe COVID-19 at 14 days after being vaccinated and 66% effective at 28 days after vaccination.
  •  Against severe COVID-19, the vaccine was found to be 77% effective at 14 days after vaccination and 85% at 28 days after vaccination. 
  • U.S. regulators announced that Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine being developed by its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals is effective at preventing moderate to severe cases of the disease. 
  • Require fewer medical personnel and should speed up the pace of the vaccination campaign considerably.
 

General Information

Name: JNJ-78436735
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Type of Vaccine: Viral Vector
Number of Shots: 1 shot
How Given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm
Does NOT Contain: Eggs, preservatives, latex
 
Authorized Use
The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 18 years of age and older.

 

Important Safety Information

Tell the vaccination provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
  • have any allergies
  • have a fever
  • have a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinner
  • are immunocompromised 
  • pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • breastfeeding
  • received another COVID-19 vaccine


WHO SHOULD NOT GET THE JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE?
  • had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine.
 
HOW IS THE JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE GIVEN?
  • The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine will be given to you as an injection into the muscle. The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine vaccination schedule is a single dose.
 
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE?
Injection site reactions
  • pain
  • redness of the skin
  •  swelling.

General side effects
  •  headache
  •  feeling very tired
  •  muscle aches
  • nausea
  •  fever
 

Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  •  Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face and throat
  • A fast heartbeat
  • A bad rash all over your body
  • Dizziness and weakness

Who Should Get Vaccinated
  • The J&J/Janssen vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated
  • An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen© or if they must go to the hospital. Experts refer to severe allergic reactions as anaphylaxis. Learn about common side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and when to call a doctor.
  • An immediate allergic reaction means a reaction within 4 hours of getting vaccinated, including symptoms such as hives, swelling, or wheezing (respiratory distress).
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

Possible Side Effects
In the arm where you got the shot:
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
Throughout the rest of your body:
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
How Well the Vaccine Works
  • The J&J/Janssen vaccine was 66.3% effective in clinical trials (efficacy) at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who had no evidence of prior infection 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine.
  • Early evidence suggests that the J&J/Janssen vaccine might provide protection against asymptomatic infection, which is when a person is infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 but does not get sick.
 
 

Clinical Trial Demographic Information

Clinical trials for the J&J/Janssen vaccine included people from the following racial and ethnic categories:
  • 62.1% White
  • 17.2% Black or African American
  • 8.3% American Indian or Alaska Native
  • 5.4% Multiple races
  • 3.5% Asian
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Ethnicity:
  • 45.1% Hispanic or Latino
  • 52.4% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 2.5% Unknown

Sex breakdown:
  • 55.5% Male
  • 44.5% Female
  • <0.1% Undifferentiated or unknown sex

Age breakdown:
  • 66.5% 18–59 years
  • 33.5% 60 years and older
  • 19.6% 65 years and older
  • 3.5% 75 years and older

2. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

  •  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) . The emergency use authorization allows the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S.
  • CDC has received increased reports of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescents and young adults after COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • The known and potential benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the known and potential risks, including the possible risk of myocarditis or pericarditis. 

General Information

Name: mRNA-1273
Manufacturer: ModernaTX, Inc.
Type of Vaccine: mRNA
Number of Shots: 2 shots, one month (28 days) apart
How Given: Shot in the muscle of the upper arm
Does NOT Contain: Eggs, preservatives, latex
Source: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download#page=2
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mRNA.html
 

Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated

1. Severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction 
  • The Moderna vaccine is recommended for people aged 18 years and older.
  • Any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
  •  After getting the first dose of the vaccine, you should not get a second dose of either of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
  • An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen©or if they must go to the hospital. .
  • An immediate allergic reaction means a reaction within 4 hours of getting vaccinated, including symptoms such as hives, swelling, or wheezing (respiratory distress).
 

Possible Side Effects

In the arm where you got the shot:
  • PainsRedness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea
These side effects usually start within a day or two of getting the vaccine. Side effects might affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.


How Well the Vaccine Works

  •  Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who received two doses who had no evidence of being previously infected.
  • The vaccine appeared to have high effectiveness in clinical trials (efficacy) among people of diverse age, sex, race, and ethnicity categories and among persons with underlying medical conditions.
  • Although few people in the clinical trials were admitted to the hospital, this happened less often in the people who got the Moderna vaccine compared to people who got the saline placebo.
 
 

Clinical Trial Demographic Information

Clinical trials for the Moderna vaccine included people from the following racial and ethnic, age, and sex categories:
  • 79.4% White
  • 9.7% African American
  • 4.7% Asian
  • <3% other races/ethnicities
  • <1% American Indian or Alaska Native
  • <1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander


Ethnicity:

  • 79.1% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 20.0% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.9% Unknown
 

Sex breakdown:

  • 52.6% male
  • 47.4% female
 

Age breakdown:

  • 74.7% 18 – 64 years
  • 25.3% 65 years and older

Benefits of COVID-19 Vaccine


COVID-19 vaccination will help keep you from getting COVID-19
  • All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19. 
  • All COVID-19 vaccines that are in development are being carefully evaluated in clinical trials and will be authorized or approved only if they make it substantially less likely you will get COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • Experts continue to conduct studies to learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination may reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.


Once you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing more

  • After fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you may be able to start doing some things that you stopped doing because of the pandemic. 
  • People are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after a single-dose Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. You should keep using all the tools available to protect yourself and others until you are fully vaccinated.


COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection
  • COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. 
  • Clinical trials for all vaccines must first show they are safe and effective before any vaccine can be authorized or approved for use, including COVID-19 vaccines. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine before it is used under what is known as an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
  • Both natural immunity and immunity produced by a vaccine are important parts of COVID-19 disease that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic
  •  Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed.
  • A growing body of evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people are less likely to be infected without showing symptoms (called asymptomatic infection) and potentially less likely to spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. 
 
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective 
  • While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety of any vaccine that is authorized or approved for use. 
  • Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccines (Johnson & Johnson and Moderna) are safe and effective. They do not contain live viruses so they cannot give you COVID-19.  Moderna uses messenger RNA (mRNA) from the genetic code of COVID-19’s spike protein. Johnson & Johnson uses viral vector technology, which uses a harmless version of a virus to deliver important instructions to our cells. This activates an immune response and trains our bodies to protect us against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is vitally important to protect you.
 
Get COVID19 Vaccine in Myerlee Pharmacy Clinic of Fort Myers, Florida
COVID VACCINES
Myerlee Pharmacy will have walk-in COVID Vaccine clinics
10 am to 4 pm

COVID VACCINES AVAILABLE
  • J&J Vaccine
  • Moderna Vaccine
Myerlee Pharmacy has served physicians and customers since 1991. We have established ourselves in Lee County as a well respected leader in the pharmaceutical compounding industry. Our state-of-the-art on-site sterile compounding pharmacy is the only pharmacy in Lee County with a sterile license from State Board of Pharmacy. Our ISO Class 7 clean room meets USP 797 guidelines.

Call Myerlee Pharmacy at 239-482-3022 today or connect with us online for COVID-19 vaccine scheduling.
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