HUFFPOST – For all the debate about which COVID-19 vaccine is more effective, ultimately the answer is still “all of them.”
New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows that all three of the available vaccines in the U.S. continue to offer substantial protection against serious disease and death from COVID-19.
In August, the most recent full month for which data is available, unvaccinated people were more than 6 times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than their fully vaccinated peers were ― and more than 11 times more likely to die from it.
While Moderna’s vaccine was slightly more effective than Pfizer’s, and Pfizer’s was slightly more effective than Johnson & Johnson’s, the data shows all of the products continue to offer clear protection.
The graph below shows positive COVID-19 cases broken down by both vaccination status and product. The clear takeaway: Vaccines work.
“When comparing the efficacy of individual vaccines, Moderna’s, Pfizer’s and Johnson & Johnson’s products all remain quite effective at preventing both cases and death from COVID-19.”
Notably, people who recovered from COVID-19 and therefore likely have some level of natural immunity are considered unvaccinated by the CDC … READ MORE.