Some people claim the COVID-19 vaccine has magnetic properties, but does it really make you magnetic? Viral videos appear to show shot recipients being magnetic after receiving injections of Covid-19 vaccines. Experts dismiss these as fake.
A Cleveland doctor and anti-vaccine advocate goes on rant about magnets in vaccine
In an address to Ohio lawmakers, a Cleveland doctor repeated these claims of magnetism and Covid-19 Vaccines:
“I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who have had these shots and now they’re magnetized. They can put a key on their forehead. It sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them and they can stick, because now we think that there’s a metal piece to that.
“There’s been people who have long suspected that there’s been some sort of an interface, ‘yet to be defined’ interface, between what’s being injected in these shots and all of the 5G towers.”
However, the Covid-19 Vaccines do not contain metals or microchips that make recipients magnetic at the site of injection, physics and medical experts have told Reuters. The theories gained momentum in 2019 from Russian state media outlets, which helped push them into U.S. domestic conversation, disinformation experts said in an AP report.
The CDC Responds to These Claims
“No. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination which is usually your arm,” because they are all free of “metals such as iron, nickel, cobalt, lithium, and rare earth alloys, as well as any manufactured products such as microelectronics, electrodes, carbon nanotubes, and nanowire semiconductors” that can create an electromagnetic field, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an update last week.
“In addition, the typical dose for a COVID-19 vaccine is less than a milliliter,” the agency said, “which is not enough to allow magnets to be attracted to your vaccination site even if the vaccine was filled with a magnetic metal.”