What is an mRNA vaccination?

mRNA is an acronym and stands for messenger ribonucleic acid. In our body, mRNA transports information which is needed for the formation of proteins. The Corona virus, too, has proteins including the so-called spike protein. This protein, in itself, is not contagious, meaning it cannot transmit the disease.

Vaccination now causes the following action: with the help of the vaccine, our body produces proteins that mimic spike proteins. This, of course, does not go unnoticed. Our immune system responds by forming antibodies – or defences – against these proteins.

If we now come in contact with the real Corona virus, these antibodies can fight off the virus. This is how a vaccinated person is protected against the disease or a severe course of the disease.

By the way, the mRNA technology is nothing new. Scientists have used this technology for more than 20 years.