Are some vaccines more effective than others?

Experts say all the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths. But beyond that, they are kind of like comparing apples and oranges.

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April 8, 2021 - 9:41 AM

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Are some COVID-19 vaccines more effective than others?

It’s hard to tell since they weren’t directly compared in studies. But experts say the vaccines are alike on what matters most: preventing hospitalizations and deaths.

“Luckily, all these vaccines look like they’re protecting us from severe disease,” said Dr. Monica Gandhi of the University of California, San Francisco, citing study results for five vaccines used around the world and a sixth that’s still in review. 

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