Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

 Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Facts About COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines cannot give someone the virus that causes COVID-19 or other viruses.

  • mRNA vaccines do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19 and cannot cause infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 or other viruses.

They do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way.

  • mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA (genetic material) is located, so it cannot change or influence our genes.

The mRNA and the spike protein don’t last long in the body.

  • Our cells break down mRNA and get rid of it within a few days after vaccination.
  • Scientists estimate that the spike protein, like other proteins our bodies create, may stay in the body up to a few weeks.

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