In a recent interview with Sheridan Media, Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist recently discussed the effectiveness of the vaccines for COVID-19. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, the efficacy rate of the Pfizer vaccine is 95 percent, the Moderna is at 90 percent and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine ranges from 66 to 72 percent depending on its use globally and in the U.S. Tuesday, the CDC and FDA recommended the temporary pause of the J&J vaccine due to a small number of cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot that has been reported in people who’ve received the one-shot vaccine.
State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist talks about the expedited process that was used in developing the COVID vaccines.
Dr. Harrist said that while the vaccines were developed quickly, they went through the same rigorous process that all vaccines go through.
According to CDC data, over 77 million people in the U.S. are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. As of Thursday, a little over 23 percent of the population in Wyoming have been fully vaccinated.