“Should I take Moderna or Pfizer?” you might ask. Infectious diseases experts Prof Ooi Eng Eong from Duke-NUS Medical School, Dr Leong Hoe Nam from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, and Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang of the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health answer 11 commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr Tseng Hsien Cho of Raffles Medical Group also confirms/debunks 5 pieces of ‘advice’ people give when it comes to getting your jab.
00:00 What’s the difference between Pfizer and Moderna?
00:32 Is Moderna a stronger vaccine since it’s a larger dose? Should I take Moderna instead?
01:00 Why is the gap between doses at 21 days for Pfizer and 28 days for Moderna?
01:25 Moderna has a higher dose, will I experience more side effects?
01:52 Why do I have side effects after vaccination? What causes side effects?
02:12 Can I still get coronavirus after vaccination? Does the vaccine protect against all strains and mutants of COVID-19?
02:56 Why should I get the vaccine if I can still get infected with COVID-19?
03:30 How long will the vaccine last? When do I need to get vaccinated again?
04:13 Why do I need booster shots?
04:32 Can I mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?
05:05 When can I stop wearing masks and social/safe distancing? When can I travel again?
05:45 Exercising the day before will boost my immunity and the vaccine’s efficacy. True or false?
06:08 Moving my arm about helps with the soreness after a jab. True or false?
06:27 Drinking plenty of water after the jab will help. True or false?
07:03 Alcohol can affect my immune system. True or false?
07:22 Taking paracetamol before the jab helps. True or false?
07:31 So how I can maximise the vaccine’s efficacy?
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