Familiarize Yourself With the First COVID-19 Vaccines

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines are firing fast and furious.

Be familiar with how the first vaccines work. The vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) and Moderna (mRNA-1273) are "mRNA" vaccines...using messenger ribonucleic acid (genetic material).

They give our cells a blueprint to make a piece of the SARS-CoV-2 "spike" protein. This triggers our bodies to produce antibodies that will protect us from infection if we're exposed to the real virus.

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