UF Health researcher answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by pharmaceutical giants Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna build on a decade’s worth of research into the genetic underpinnings of immunity, using an artificial piece of the coronavirus’ genetic instructions to help the body protect itself.

Kartik Cherabuddi, M.D., associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, is a key player in UF Health’s efforts to vaccinate health care workers who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19 as they treat patients. In this UF Health article, he answers some commonly asked questions about the vaccines.