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At a vaccination site in Miami, some wonder whether to choose newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine or Pfizer one

March 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Those who showed up to a Miami vaccination site on Wednesday found themselves in the rare position where they got to choose which Covid-19 vaccine they would like to get: the newly FDA-approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or the Pfizer vaccine.

Florida's four FEMA-supported vaccination sites -- in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Miami -- are now allowing people to choose between J&J and Pfizer, according to Jason Mahon, communications director for the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Some said they chose the J&J vaccine because they wanted to get one shot rather than two (which both Pfizer and Moderna require).

Guillermo Muñoz said he trusts that all the vaccines are effective -- but he also preferred getting the J&J vaccine because it required one dose.

"I just don't know much about it (J&J vaccine), so I would rather go with something that's well known," Rocio Mendez told CNN.

"If I were not vaccinated now and I had a choice of getting a J&J vaccine now or waiting for another vaccine, I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me as quickly as possible for the simple reason of what I said a moment ago," he told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" on Sunday.

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