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SPEAKER: How a COVID-19 works

Does the mRNA vaccine work?

COVID vaccines are now

available.

Some of the COVID-19 vaccines

are mRNA vaccines, but what is

this average?

mRNA vaccines are

different from traditional

vaccines.

mRNA vaccines do not expose you

to any real virus instead,

they are made with messenger

Ribonucleic acid or mRNA.

It is a type of molecule that

gives instructions to the cell

to learn how to make different kinds

of proteins.

mRNA molecules are

a natural part of our cells

and how our body works.

Researchers have worked

with mRNA vaccines

for many years.

They are easier to make

and safely in a laboratory

than a vaccine that uses

a virus.

Therefore, they can also

be made faster.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

have passed numerous laboratory tests

and in thousands of people,

and meet strict standards

from the FDA.

So how do these vaccines work?

First, a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

is injected into a muscle

in your upper arm.

Some muscle cells pick up mRNA

instructions in the vaccine

and make a harmless piece

of a protein called

a peak protein.

This protein is found

outside of SARS-CoV-2

virus that causes COVID-19.

The muscle cells then destroy

instructions for doing

the peak protein.

mRNA never goes

in the nucleus of your cells

where your DNA is stored.

The new peak protein now

sits on the surface

muscle cells.

Your immune system detects

peak protein

as an alien threat of destruction,

it starts making antibodies

fight anything

with that spike protein on it.

It will help your body

the immune system recognizes

and fight the real virus if it

never shows up.

It’s like recognizing someone

by the hat they wear.

Your body is then

ready to spot COVID-19

and fight it before it grows

in the cells of your body.

Fast facts to remember

on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

They help get your body

ready to fight COVID-19

virus before it makes you sick,

they do not use

any live, dead or weak virus,

they can’t give you COVID-19,

they do not affect your DNA.

You want to know more,

go to cdc.gov to learn more

information on mRNA vaccines.

You can also learn more about

how vaccines were approved

at fda.gov.

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