At long last, the COVID-19 vaccine is finally here and the long distribution has begun. Today, I sat down with Dr. Seema Yasmin from the Stanford Center for Health Education to demystify any ambiguity about this vaccine, such as how effective it is, the side effects, and which groups are eligible. We also dove into the science of how the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines actually work, the technicals of mRNA, and whether the vaccine is safe for children. Have any more questions about the vaccine? Drop them below and I’ll try to answer as many as I can.
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0:26 When Can We Get Them?
1:21 Which Vaccine Is Better?
1:55 Short-Term Side Effects
3:14 Long-Term Side Effects
4:30 How Does It Work?
5:31 Can I Get COVID From Vaccine?
5:50 Ingredients Of The Vaccine
6:22 How Effective Is It?
7:28 When Am I Protected?
7:40 Herd Immunity
7:57 Cost Of Vaccine
8:22 Pregnancy & Children
9:53 Vaccine Hesitancy
10:44 Vaccine Development Speed
11:59 Are Antibody Tests Worthwhile?
13:13 Additional Questions