False claims about mRNA vaccines in US food supply reemerge

Social media posts are circulating false claims that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are in the U.S. food supply. These claims re-emerged after a Tennessee representative introduced a bill that would require food products containing mRNA vaccines to be classified as drugs.

Risk level: Medium

Recommendation: While conversations about these false claims and this bill are unlikely to arise in a clinical setting, social media posts promoting these claims may provide a platform for vaccine opponents. This alert is provided for informational purposes for doctors and other health care providers in Tennessee.