Madam Speaker: How is COVID-19?

Does the mRNA Vaccine Work?

COVID vaccines are now


Some vaccines for COVID-19

There are mRNA vaccines, but what does

What does it mean?

mRNA vaccines are

different from traditional


mRNA Vaccines Don’t Expose You

Instead of any real virus,

they are made with angel

Ribonucleic acid or mRNA.

It is a type of molecule that

gives instructions to the cell

to make a variety

of protein.

mRNA molecules are

a natural part of our cells

and how our body works.

researchers are working

with mRNA vaccines

for many years.

they become more easily

and safely in a lab

than a vaccine that uses

a virus.

Because of this they can also

be done fast.

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

Passed many tests in laboratories

and thousands of people,

and meet strict standards

from FDA.

So how do these vaccines work?

First, a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

injected into the muscle

in your upper arm.

Some muscle cells carry mRNA

Instructions in Vaccines

and make a harmless piece

of a protein called

A spike protein.

This protein is found

SARS-CoV-2 . outside of

The virus that causes COVID-19.

muscle cells are then destroyed

Instructions for making

Spike protein.

mRNA never goes

in the nucleus of your cells

Where is your DNA stored?

Newly Made Spike Protein Now

sits on the surface

of muscle cells.

your immune system senses

spike protein

As an alien threat to destroy,

it starts making antibodies

to fight for anything

With that spike protein on it.

it will help your body

immune system recognition

and fight the real virus if it

ever appears.

it’s like recognizing someone

He wears a hat.

your body is

Ready to detect COVID-19

and fight him before he grows up

in the cells of your body.

Fast Facts to Remember

About COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

they help your body

Ready to fight COVID-19

Before the virus makes you sick,

they don’t use

any live, dead or weakened virus,

They can’t give you COVID-19,

They do not affect your DNA.

want to learn more,

To learn more visit cdc.gov

Information about the mRNA vaccine.

You can learn more about

How Vaccines Were Approved

at fda.gov.