Currently, there are three authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 which are being distributed throughout Pennsylvania, including Westmoreland County. (More information on the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines can be found below)
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for full effectiveness - a second shot is given either three weeks (Pfizer) or four weeks (Moderna) after your first shot to get the most protection the vaccine has to offer against COVID-19.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires a single-dose.
Additional vaccines are in development.
The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are only approved for individuals 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for individuals 16 and older.