Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?

No. COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.

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1. Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
2. Can receiving a COVID-19 vaccine cause you to be magnetic?
3. Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States shed or release any of their components?
4. Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?
5. Will getting a COVID-19 vaccine cause me to test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?