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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone around the world for over a year. With the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, we’re taking a huge step towards ending this healthcare crisis.

The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are currently being administered in the United States. Data has shown that they are safe and effective. A third vaccine, made by Johnson & Johnson, was granted EUA in late February.

You probably have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s information from trusted resources about the types of vaccines available, reported side effects, and the research process that led to this scientific and medical breakthrough.