mRNA Vaccines in Beef Cattle?
With your Southeast Regional Ag News, I am Haylie Shipp. This is the Ag Information Network.
Last week the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association put out a statement rebutting what it says was “false information circulating on social media about the use of mRNA vaccines in cattle.
From the NCBA:
"There are no current mRNA vaccines licensed for use in beef cattle in the United States. Cattle farmers and ranchers do vaccinate cattle to treat and prevent many diseases, but presently none of these vaccines include mRNA technology."
What is an mRNA vaccine? Two of the current COVID vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, use the technology. According to the CDC, mRNA vaccines use mRNA created in a laboratory to teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies.
A January 12 article on the website Truth Press said if Americans consumed meat from a vaccinated animal, the mRNA vaccines then entered their bodies. Without debating the merits of that specific article, the fact remains that this technology is not currently used in vaccines for beef cattle here in the U.S.