Are the COVID‐19 vaccines that are current available safe? 

The current COVID‐19 vaccines available from both Pfizer and Moderna have undergone scientifically rigorous and proven clinical trials involving diverse populations consisting of tens of thousands of volunteers. In all the trials, no serious side effects have been identified and both vaccines have met and exceeded 94% effectiveness. The Federal Drug Administration has granted emergency authorization for both vaccines and here in New York, a COVID‐19 Clinical  Advisory Task Force has conducted an independent safety review.