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 does not integrate into a person’s DNA.
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.