How do mRNA vaccines work? The coronavirus vaccine safe? Understanding mRNA

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How do mRNA vaccines work? The coronavirus vaccine safe? Understanding mRNA

There’s a lot of excitement right now around the record-speed vaccines for COVID19, some of which are already starting distribution in parts of the world. But given that these are mRNA vaccines - a relatively new technology that has not been widely used before - we wanted to explain how they work, and what happens in your body from the moment the needle touches your skin. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

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