What are mRNA vaccines, how do they work against Covid-19 and what are their implications for public health? Photo: AFP What are mRNA vaccines, how do they work against Covid-19 and what are their implications for public health? Photo: AFP
What are mRNA vaccines, how do they work against Covid-19 and what are their implications for public health? Photo: AFP

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What are the coronavirus mRNA vaccines and how do they work?

  • Two of the currently available vaccinations against Covid-19 use a relatively new technology which has not been approved before
  • Scientists are confident the risks of unintended consequences are low in the short-term

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
What are mRNA vaccines, how do they work against Covid-19 and what are their implications for public health? Photo: AFP What are mRNA vaccines, how do they work against Covid-19 and what are their implications for public health? Photo: AFP
What are mRNA vaccines, how do they work against Covid-19 and what are their implications for public health? Photo: AFP
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