How do Messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA) Vaccines Work?

The promising COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is unique compared to vaccines you may know.

While some vaccines—like the flu vaccine—use a whole virus or bacterium to help build immunity to pathogens, mRNA vaccines work differently.

Recombinant vaccine technology employs yeast or bacterial cells to make many copies of a particular viral or bacterial protein or sometimes a small amount of that protein.

mRNA vaccines bypass this step. They are chemically synthesized to simplify production and carry the information that enables cells to make the pathogen’s proteins or protein fragments themselves. The immune system then responds to these proteins and develops the tools to react to future infections with the pathogen.

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ShiftMed Expands into 13 New Markets in the US

Rapid Growth Across Country Helps Fill Nursing Shifts Due to Nurses Fear of Contracting COVID

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShiftMed, LLC, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, has recently expanded its footprint into several new markets, including New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Buffalo, NY; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Akron, OH; Toledo, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Tampa, FL; Northwest Indiana and Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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ShiftMed – The #1 Nursing Jobs App for CNAs Partners with the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccine Education

Joining 20,000 NAHCA Members with 60,000 Front Line ShiftMed Professionals to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShiftMed.com, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, in partnership with the leading CNA organization, NAHCA, will provide a free one-hour educational webinar on COVID-19 in Long-Term Care and on the COVID-19 vaccine. The educational webinar seeks to dispel much misinformation about the vaccine, such as COVID-19 being in the vaccine. The webinar will provide an opportunity for frontline professionals to have their concerns heard from leading physicians and increase the transparency around the vaccine’s efficacy, the process, and the side effects.

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ShiftMed Launches Guaranteed Shifts™ with Skilled Nursing Providers

Healthcare Providers Get 11% Cost Savings Versus Staffing Agencies & Increase Coverage

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShiftMed, LLC, an industry leader in on-demand health care staffing platforms, partnered with leading skilled nursing providers to offer Guaranteed Shifts™ to workers using the ShiftMed Mobile App. Guaranteed Shifts™ gives ShiftMed employees peace of mind, knowing they still get paid if a shift is canceled. Employee trust and confidence help skilled nursing providers fill more shifts while reducing reliance on surge pricing or a last-minute bonus. These positions include Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Registered Nurses (RNs).

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ShiftMed to Hire 5,000 CNAs in Cities Hit Hard by COVID-19

On-Demand Health Care Staffing Platform is Addressing the Shortfall of Health Care Workers and Helping Displaced Hourly Workers Generate Desperately Needed Income

MCLEAN, Va.–ShiftMed LLC, one of the largest on-demand health care staffing platforms in the country, announced today that it will be hiring 5,000 additional certified nursing assistants (“CNAs”) as W2 workers for immediate deployment in key markets. These locations include New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Cherry Hill, NJ, Washington, DC and Richmond, VA.

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Following 3X Revenue Growth in 2 Years, Leading On-Demand Caregiver Marketplace HomeCare.com Secures $10 Million in Funding Led by Blue Heron Capital


Company will use funds to accelerate top-line and expand roll-out of innovative B2B platform, ShiftMed.

MCLEAN, Va – After tripling revenue over the past two years and expanding its caregiver network by over six hundred percent, HomeCare.com announced it has closed a new $10 million round led by Blue Heron Capital and participation from 3TS Capital Partners and Motley Fool Ventures. With over 2.3 million caregivers in its network, the company is the largest platform in the US used by consumers and healthcare providers to find experienced caregivers. HomeCare.com operates in more than 10,000 zip codes allowing families to engage caregivers for in-home care. ShiftMed, the company’s B2B product, provides qualified, complaint workers for healthcare institutions on-demand.

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