BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Friday, the Center for Disease Control includes data that indicates the Moderna vaccine stays effective against hospitalization for COVID-19 longer than other vaccinations against the novel virus.
The Moderna vaccine has an effectiveness rate of 93% against hospitalizations for COVID-19 when assessed over a period of five months in adults without immunocompromising conditions, according to the report.
Even when the timeline is broken down, the Moderna vaccine maintains a high level of effectiveness. During the 14-120 days following full vaccination, Moderna’s effectiveness maintains 93%, and it drops just 1% after 120 days.
Pfizer’s vaccine sits at a rate of 88% for the full surveillance period, but data shows that effectiveness drops the further one is out from full vaccination. Between 14-120 days after full vaccination, Pfizer maintains a rate of 91%. 120 days or more after full vaccination, the rate drops to 77%, however.
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine sits at an overall rate of 71% during the full surveillance period but drops to 68% 28 days after vaccination.
Overall, the CDC says that all three vaccines “provide substantial protection against COVID-19 hospitalization.”