Meet Dr. Kizzmekia “Kizzy” Corbett at age 35, she is Assistant Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. She also has helped to save millions of lives around the globe. She is the creator of the Moderna mRNA Covid-19 vaccine. Leading a team of scientists at the national Vaccine Research Center she cracked the sequence to make the protein for the lifesaving vaccine in 2020. Mind you, she was familiar with the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 disease because she had been studying the virus since 2014. So, she was basically doing the right thing, in the right place, at the right time when the pandemic broke out.

Dr. Corbett's center also just so happens to be overseen by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health. So, she was already a science superstar. In fact, Dr. Fauci dubbed her a "rising star" as he credited her and her team in his feature with Time Magazine. Fauci went on to say Dr. Corbett had “a substantial impact on ending the worst respiratory-disease pandemic in more than 100 years.”

The world owes her a great bit of gratitude, as the Moderna vaccine has proven to be 94.1% effective against the Covid-19 disease. Studies show it is slightly more effective in preventing Covid-19 infection, hospitalization, and death than the Pfizer vaccine. Find out more about the coronavirus here. Thanks doc!

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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