What COVID vaccine is better and how will rural hospitals be prioritized

As more companies announce vaccines for COVID-19, it creates more questions about which is better and how rural hospitals will access them.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Gold with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, “Depending on when that EUA comes out, now normally, EUA’s take months; I am guessing, given all things warp speed, this is going to take days to weeks, but once that comes out, I am told both Pfizer and Moderna are ready to ship millions, literally millions of doses of vaccines around the world and across the U.S.”

Dr. Gold notes the Pfizer vaccine must be stored at -94 degrees, which poses an issue for many rural hospitals, who will not have a place to store it, but the Moderna and AstraZeneca treatments can be stopped in typical refrigeration, which is more easily accessible.


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