Deputy Commanding General of Army Reserve receives 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot
Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper (left), Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, is given a medical questionnaire before taking the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as standard protocol before being immunized at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2021. Roper received the first dose of COVID-19 inoculation Jan. 11, 2001, ensuring 21 days passed between vaccinations. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work by using transient information carrying molecules (mRNA) to teach our cells to make a protein that triggers antibody formation to create an immune response in our bodies. The mRNA is synthetic, not extracted from actual viruses, and it does not enter or interact with your body’s own DNA.