How do Vaccines Work Against COVID?
Art & Research: Nishat Islam and Isra Ahmed
Further Reading Literature: Prima Kalra
How Do Vaccines Work Against COVID?
mRNA vaccines - Moderna, Pfizer
A lab-developed mRNA tells your body to produce a harmless piece of the COVID-19 SPIKE PROTEIN. (Mayo Clinic)
Vector Vaccines - J&J
A harmless virus is modified to carry COVID-19’s genetic instructions (RNA) for the SPIKE PROTEIN & tells your body to produce it. (Mayo Clinic)
Protein Subunit Vaccines - Novavax
Bacteria transfected with COVID-19’s genetic instructions (RNA) for the SPIKE PROTEIN are used to produce many PROTEINs for vaccines.
Your Immune Response
All 3 vaccine types initiate your immune system’s response to readily produce antibodies if later infected with COVID-19 (Wellcome Trust).