Misinformation continues to circulate about mRNA vaccine use in livestock

Vaccine opponents continue to promote misinformation about the use of mRNA vaccines in livestock. Trending posts in English and Spanish falsely claim that farmers will be required to use mRNA vaccines in their livestock and that mRNA vaccines are “gene altering.” One post claims that the U.S. pork industry has concealed its use of mRNA vaccines since 2018, while another features a supposed farmer claiming that animals don’t need vaccines. 

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