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COVID-19 Vaccines: epocrates Patient Counseling Pearls | CDC/FDA/ACOG Guidance
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Three vaccines are currently authorized for emergency use by the FDA in the U.S.: the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine for persons ≥12 yo; the Moderna mRNA vaccine and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for persons ≥18 yo. The mRNA vaccines require 2 doses, whereas the Janssen vaccine is given as a single dose. The CDC encourages individuals to enroll in the agency’s free smartphone tool called v-safe that uses text messaging & web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after pts receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
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Epocrates Guideline Synopsis Last Update: Jul 28, 2021
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