Masks Protected Children from COVID Last Fall: CDC Study

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SPEAKER: How COVID-19
Does the mRNA vaccine work?
COVID vaccines now
accessible.
Some vaccines for COVID-19
are mRNA vaccines, but what
What does this mean?
mRNA vaccines
different from traditional
vaccine.
mRNA vaccines don’t put you at risk
instead of any real virus,
they are made with messenger
Ribonucleic acid or mRNA.
This is the type of molecule
gives instructions to the cage
for how to make different kinds
proteins.
mRNA molecules
a natural part of our cells
and how our bodies work.
The researchers worked
with mRNA vaccines
for many years.
They are easier to make
and safe in the lab
then a vaccine using

Virus.

Because of this, they can also
do it faster.
mRNA vaccines COVID-19
passed many tests in laboratories
and in thousands of people
and meet strict standards
from the FDA.
So how do these vaccines work?
First, an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.
Injected into the muscle
in your shoulder.
Some muscle cells accept mRNA
instructions for the vaccine
and make a harmless piece
a protein called
spike protein.
This protein is found
outside SARS-CoV-2
the virus that causes COVID-19.
The muscle cells are then destroyed.
instruction on how to do
spike protein.
mRNA never disappears
into the nuclei of your cells,
where your DNA is stored.
The newly made spike protein is now
sitting on the surface
of muscle cells.
Your immune system senses
spike protein
as an external threat to destroy,
starts producing antibodies
fight something
with this spike protein on it.
It will help your body
the immune system recognizes
and fight the real virus if it
will ever appear.
It’s like getting to know someone
by the hat they wear.
Then your body
ready to detect COVID-19
and fight it before it grows
in the cells of your body.
Quick Facts to Remember
about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
They help get your body
ready to fight COVID-19
virus before it makes you sick,
they don’t use
any live, dead or weak virus,
they can’t give you COVID-19,
they don’t affect your DNA.
Want to know more
go to cdc.gov for more
information about mRNA vaccines.
You can also learn more about
how vaccines were approved
at fda.gov.
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