The first coronavirus vaccine was administered to U.S. health-care workers Dec. 14. Now that a second vaccine is being used, public health officials are hoping that at least 70 percent of the population will be inoculated so that the nation can achieve herd immunity and stop the virus’s spread. Here are answers to some frequent questions.
What you need to know about the vaccines
How do the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines work?
Are they safe?
Will the vaccine protect me from getting the coronavirus?
How were the vaccines made so fast?
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