Which vaccine did Dr Anthony Fauci get? With the coronavirus vaccine roll-out picking up steam, Americans are looking to their most trusted health adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, for answers on which vaccine is best.

The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci, received his second jab of the covid-19 vaccine in late January 2021.

So, with all the different brands of inoculation becoming available to the wider public, Americans are wondering which vaccine Dr Fauci got.

Which vaccine did Dr Anthony Fauci get?

It has been reported that Dr Fauci received the Moderna vaccine.

As the chief health adviser to the White House, many Americans are curious as to what Dr Fauci has said about all the different vaccines available now.

In a White House press briefing, he urged people to get whatever vaccine is available to them, explaining:

“We’ve got to get away from this issue of comparing one with the other except to say that we have a highly efficacious group of three vaccines.”

Differences between vaccines: Is one better than another?

At the moment, there are some differences between the two types of vaccines available.

Pfizer and Moderna are both mRNA vaccines that have reported efficacy rates of around 95% (which means that it has enjoyed a 95% success rate in clinical trials).

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is an adenovirus vector-based vaccine that has a slightly lower efficacy rate of 66%.

However, each of the vaccines can prevent death, severe symptoms and hospitalisation as a result of covid-19 infection.

Dr Fauci stressed this point by saying: “Each of them are very effective in preventing clinically apparent disease.” Here, the phrase “clinically apparent” means “which causes symptoms”.

In other words, each of the vaccines can prevent you from getting symptoms of covid-19 and being diagnosed with the disease.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses for full immunity, while the Johnson and Johnson vaccine only requires one shot.

The New York Times have reported that at the moment, around 2.23 million doses are being administered every day in the United States.

Some experts have claimed that it will take around 70-90% of the population to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity from the strain of coronavirus which causes covid-19.

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