THE COVID-19 VACCINE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

January 7, 2021

SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS Q: What’s in the vaccine? How does it work? A:  Two vaccines have been approved for use and are currently being used to vaccinate healthcare professionals, one developed by Pfizer and one by Moderna. Unlike some other vaccines, these vaccines do not use any live virus.  Both use messenger RNA (mRNA) which is a genetic code that instructs the body’s cells to make the COVID-19 spike protein themselves. The immune system then creates the antibodies that fight COVID-19, providing a significant level of immunity. Q: Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine? A: No. There are no

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COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

January 7, 2021

Evidence has shown that the new COVID-19 vaccine will provide significant protection against the deadly disease.  Two vaccines that are now being provided to healthcare workers will soon be available to the general  public: one from Pfizer and one from Moderna. Both use messenger RNA (mRNA) which is a piece of genetic code manufactured in a lab. Thus unlike some other vaccines, mRNA technology does not use any live virus particles. I. SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS Is the vaccine safe and effective? Yes. Both vaccines have a very high level of effectiveness: Pfizer has a 95 percent rate and Moderna has

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January 6, 2021

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