A video explaining how mRNA vaccines work against COVID-19 has gone viral on the popular platform TikTok, with viewers praising the clip for its "educational content".
Actor Vick Krishna plays a range of roles in the minute-long clip, with COVID-19 being portrayed as the video's 'villain' and the immune system acting as a scientist looking for a cure.
The video has amassed more than 750,000 likes on the platform and is receiving more than 2 million views each day.
mRNA vaccines are slightly different to others as they teach the body to create proteins, which naturally identify and fight off the virus when it enters the body.
It is more common for an 'inactivated germ' to enter the body and trigger an immune response once injected.
The video is receiving plenty of praise on social media, with one Twitter user, an emergency physician, declaring: "This is the best explanation I've seen for how mRNA vaccines work!"
Medical experts were brought in by American media outlet PopSugar to fact-check the video, confirming the messages in the clip were correct.
This week, the New Zealand Government announced it was receiving an additional 8.5 million vaccines - enough to immunise the entire nation.