What vaccine type will I get for my 2nd dose if I started with an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine?

Question: 

What vaccine type will I get for my 2nd dose if I started with an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine?

Answer: 
  • If you received the mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your first dose, you will usually be offered the same vaccine for your second dose. However, you may be offered the other mRNA vaccine as the vaccines are very similar. You will not be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine for your second dose.
  • Getting two doses of the same or different mRNA vaccines is important for long-term protection. It's best to get your second dose when it is available rather than to wait for the same vaccine product.
 
Date last reviewed: 
Friday, Jul 23, 2021