Important Points to Remember about mRNA Vaccines

Like all vaccines, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been rigorously tested for safety before being authorized for use in the United States.

  • mRNA technology is new, but not unknown. It has been studied for more than a decade. 

mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept.

mRNA vaccines: 

  • Do not change or interact with the recipient's DNA in any way. 
  • Do not use the live virus that causes COVID-19 disease. 
  • Cannot give the recipient COVID-19 disease

Understanding and Explaining mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines



Page last reviewed: November 16, 2021