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COVID-19 vaccines cause forks and keys to stick to your forehead.

Social media posts claiming that COVID-19 shots can make people magnetic are baseless. Metallic elements are not present in COVID-19 vaccines.

Social media posts claiming that COVID-19 shots can make people magnetic are baseless. Metallic elements are not present in COVID-19 vaccines.Viral videos are claiming that COVID-19 vaccinations turn people magnetic, and a so-called "magnet challenge" has drawn a lot of attention. But the statement that COVID-19 vaccinations "magnetize" people is not supported by scientific data.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine does not make people magnetic, not even in the injected area of the arm. It has explained that "COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field." It added that "the typical dose for a COVID-19 vaccine is less than a milliliter, which is not enough to allow magnets to be attracted to your vaccination site even if the vaccine was filled with a magnetic metal."

Sherri Tenpenny, an osteopath from Ohio recently appeared at an Ohio House Health Committee hearing as an "expert witness." There, she made baseless claims about the 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," she said. ''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."

She added that vaccines carried some "sort of an interface," which was "yet to be defined," and could be connected to 5G towers in the future.

Previously, Tenpenny has spread anti-vax posts alleging vaccines will lead to various ailments as well as death. The Washington Post and other media outlets have reported that Tenpenny is known for spreading false reports on vaccines.

In India also, people have shared videos of coins, cutlery, and magnets getting stuck on their bodies after vaccination. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has clarified that the rumors are false. COVID-19 vaccinations are entirely safe and include no metal-based components.

As the Times of India reported, the magnetic action could be due to one's skin texture, the oils in the skin, or the sweat that could make the objects stick to their bodies.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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