In December 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorizations for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, and widespread vaccination is ongoing. Contraindications to vaccination include a history of immediate allergic reaction to a component or previous dose of an messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine. As of January 18, 2021, anaphylaxis to the Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer Inc, New York, New York, BioNTech SE, Mainz, Germany) and Moderna (Moderna, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts) vaccines have occurred at rates of 4.7 and 2.5 cases per million doses, respectively. The mechanism of allergic reaction is unknown, although inactive vaccine components such as polyethylene glycol (PEG) have been proposed as possible culprit antigens.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE?
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine contains the following ingredients: messenger ribonucleic acid
(mRNA), lipids (SM-102, polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG],
cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]), tromethamine,
tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate trihydrate, and sucrose.
PEG is also named SM-102
Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines contain SM-102? Is SM-102 a poison?
- Dr. Jane Kelly, Assistant State Epidemiologist, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control
- Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine ingredient list
- Cayman Chemical, which makes SM-102
Yes, Moderna’s vaccine contains SM-102, but SM-102 is not considered dangerous.
Maybe the “experts” should refine their answer to say “we really don’t know if it’s dangerous”.