Can I choose which vaccine to get?
With the current risk of COVID-19 infection, the best vaccine is the first one you can get. All of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Canada are safe and effective.
At this time, vaccine supplies are very limited as countries around the world rush to immunize their citizens. Every day you wait to be able to choose a vaccine brand later, is another day you are unprotected and risk a COVID-19 infection. You should not wait to be able to choose a vaccine brand.
When you think about it, before COVID-19 and the intensive news coverage, most of us never asked what brand vaccine we received, and we didn’t get to choose between brands for other vaccines either.
Both the Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccines are authorized and recommended for ages 12 and up.