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Do the COVID vaccines change your DNA?

Do the COVID vaccines change your DNA?

Ilan Shapiro, MD confirms that the COVID vaccines do not alter or affect your DNA in any way.

When you hear RNA messenger, you get that weird vibe that it’s very close to DNA. The good news is that the RNA messenger do not change who you are, your DNA. DNA is practically the main instructions of your entire body. The RNA messenger is just practically the instructions on the—for your, for your cells to create that, that immunity, but do not, they do not change you at all with anything. And that’s something that it needs to be very clear.

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