COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Fact Sheets Version en Español Three vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) are authorized under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use to provide protection against COVID-19 and protect against virus-related hospitalization and death. Moderna Fact Sheet Emergency Use Authorization (Spanish) CDC Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information Pfizer-BioNTech Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information (Spanish) CDC Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine Information (Spanish) CDC Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine Information NCDHHS - Johnson & Johnson Resumes: Questions and Answers Other Helpful Links V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. (Spanish) NCDHHS Flyers How Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccines Come to You (Spanish) 10 Facts You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines (Spanish) Frequently Asked Questions Are there vaccines that are safe and work in preventing COVID-19? Yes. The currently recommended vaccines have proven to provide significant protection against COVID-19 and protect against virus-related hospitalization and death, with no serious safety concerns in the clinical trials. *April 23 Update: Our primary concern is the health and safety of all North Carolinians. After a brief pause and careful investigation, the CDC and FDA recommend resuming the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Following this guidance, NC DHHS has recommended that North Carolina vaccine providers resume the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccines now that their safety has been reaffirmed. The pause and investigation show that our safety system is working—and that people can be confident in the safety and effectiveness of the approved vaccines. Read more information. Who makes sure the vaccines are safe and can prevent COVID-19? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes sure all food and drugs are safe. The COVID-19 vaccines must pass clinical trials like other drugs and vaccines. The FDA checks the work and authorizes vaccines only if they are safe and effective. Because vaccines are given to millions of healthy people to prevent serious diseases, they’re held to very high safety standards. The FDA can get vaccines to people faster through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). After the FDA has authorized a vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) independent advisory committee reviews the data before advising the CDC on recommending a vaccine for use among the general public. Like all vaccines, the FDA keeps checking safety through the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). Health care providers are required to report serious side effects, or if someone gets seriously ill with COVID-19. There is also a smartphone app called v-safe that uses text messaging and web surveys to do health check-ins after people receive a COVID-19 vaccination. People can report any problems they may have with a vaccine through v-safe. What other COVID-19 vaccines are being developed and considered? It is difficult to say when other vaccines will be available. As of March 2021, Phase 3 clinical trials (the last phase) are in progress, being planned or completed in the United States for the following COVID-19 vaccines: AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine You cannot get COVID-19 from any of these vaccines in development. All of the above vaccines teach your body to make germ-fighting antibodies against the COVID-19 virus. These germ-fighting antibodies are then ready to fight off the real COVID-19 if it ever tries to attack you. How can someone enroll in a clinical trial for a vaccine? Over 100 vaccines for COVID-19 are under development and many are in clinical trials that are recruiting participants. People interested in enrolling in a COVID-19 vaccine trial may visit the following website: https://www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org/clinical-study-locations/.