Facts About COVID-19 Viral Vector Vaccines
COVID-19 viral vector vaccines cannot give someone the virus that causes COVID-19 or other viruses.
- COVID-19 viral vectors cannot cause infection with COVID-19 or with the virus used as the vaccine vector.
They do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way.
- The genetic material delivered by the viral vector vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is located, so it cannot change or influence our genes.
The spike protein doesn’t last long in the body.
- Scientists estimate that the spike protein, like other proteins our bodies create, may stay in the body up to a few weeks.