Will mRNA vaccines be incorporated into your DNA?

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This is a really commonly asked question and in fact, it's another conspiracy theory that circulates widely on social media.

And the answer is no.

The mRNA vaccines actually contain a small little piece of genetic code, which is actually RNA, and that's encapsulated in a little fat bubble or a lipid nanoparticle.

And it's that nanoparticle that moves into the cell and the fat bubble dissolves, and the mRNA is read by the cell to make the spike protein.

And that's what our body produces an immune response to.

But that little piece of genetic code does not go anywhere near your nucleus to be able to get incorporated into your DNA.

So it's actually not possible for it to be incorporated into DNA.

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