The vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna both use tiny snippets of genetic code called messenger RNA, or mRNA, to prompt the immune system into producing antibodies to the coronavirus, without using bits of the virus itself. For more information, read the USA CDC article entitled ‘Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines’.
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