PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizonans now have three COVID-19 vaccines to choose from – Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer and Moderna require two doses while Johnson & Johnson is one and done.

Which vaccine should you get?

Dr. Michael White, a Chief Medical Officer with Valleywise Health, said all vaccine options in Arizona are safe and effective. "Most of the memes I've seen have been around the lack of effectiveness of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, but what we truly know is they are all equal in being able to prevent us from having complications from COVID- 19 disease."

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Johnson & Johnson appointments

Johnson & Johnson has been hard to get for many folks in the Phoenix area. Johnsons & Johnson vaccines are not currently being distributed by the Arizona Department of Health Services through its state-run operations. What's even more frustrating for Arizonans is that they have to try multiple websites for available J&J appointments.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

File: J&J vials sit in a Pharmacy in Denver early Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Source: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Editor's note: This article has been updated to remove Grand Canyon University as a distributor of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. GCU has offered the Pfizer vaccine since it opened.

 

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