The CDC’s information page on COVID-19 vaccines contains the following bullet points on “How mRNA COVID-19 vaccines work”:
- First, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are given in the upper arm muscle or upper thigh, depending on the age of who is getting vaccinated.
- After vaccination, the mRNA will enter the muscle cells. Once inside, they use the cells’ machinery to produce a harmless piece of what is called the spike protein… After the protein piece is made, our cells break down the mRNA and remove it, leaving the body as waste.
- Or, in other words, as we have long been told, the mRNA “stays in the arm”. And then, after having instructed the muscle cells to produce the spike, is disposed of.
But look at the below picture from a recent presentation on mRNA vaccination at the European Parliament. The picture was posted on Twitter by Virginie Joron, a French member of the Parliament. The speaker is no less an authority than Özlem Türeci, the Chief Medical Officer of BioNTech, the German biotech company that developed what has come to be known to most of the world as the ‘Pfizer’ COVID-19 vaccine.