With the FDA's emergency authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Penn Medicine is working with our medical experts and the government to get the vaccine to frontline staff.
Quay thử miền nam hôm nayWe are giving out the vaccines in the most ethical, safest and quickest way possible. Our teams have made sure that everything needed for the vaccines is set up, including supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), shipment, storage systems, and technology.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that everyone who wants a vaccine gets it.
Information about the vaccines is constantly changing, and we will update this page frequently as we learn more. Please check back often.
Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines?
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs)Quay thử miền nam hôm nay for more information on vaccine safety, who should get the vaccine, and when it will be available.
Giving Out the COVID-19 Vaccine
Quay thử miền nam hôm nayWe received a small supply of a COVID-19 vaccine the week of December 13 and have started vaccinating our frontline staff.
We are first offering the vaccine to frontline health care workers, who are at the highest risk of coming into contact with COVID-19 at work. This includes the staff who work directly with patients in emergency situations, such as doctors and nurses, environmental services workers, security staff, transport staff, and food services workers. We will offer the vaccine to more staff as we get more doses.
Quay thử miền nam hôm nayIn addition to hospitals, people who live in nursing homes and staff who work in nursing homes will get the vaccine early. After that, the vaccine will be given out to other essential workers, and then the general population. We expect the general population to receive the vaccine based on age and medical conditions that may place someone at higher risk of getting very sick if infected with COVID.
At this time, with the guidance of various governmental entities, we are working through the details of what role Penn Medicine will play in giving out the vaccine to our patients and the general public, and when patients will be able to get it.
Types of COVID-19 Vaccines
Quay thử miền nam hôm nayTwo vaccines, developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are becoming available to frontline health care workers. Both vaccines are showing ~ 95% efficacy in their preliminary reviews.
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine on December 11 and the Moderna vaccine on December 18.
mRNA Vaccine Technology Developed at Penn Medicine
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines use the mRNA technology developed at Penn by infectious disease expert Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, along with longtime research collaborator Katalin Karikó, PhD, an adjunct associate professor. Dr. Weissman has been studying mRNA vaccines for decades. This technology could change the way future vaccines are made to prevent countless other diseases.
Read our interview with Dr. Weissman to learn about the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines