What’s in the COVID-19 Vaccine?
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Question: What’s in the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Source: Food and Drug Administration
Answer: There are only around 10 ingredients in both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The ingredients in the Pfizer vaccine are mRNA, lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 2 [(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and cholesterol), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose.
The ingredients in the Moderna vaccine are mRNA, lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate, and sucrose.
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