Medicine’s Ryan Marino dispelled the internet rumor that COVID-19 vaccines contain scopolamine

Fact Check: Do the COVID Vaccines Contain Scopolamine, a Potentially Fatal Narcotic?

The Dispatch: Ryan Marino, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, explained that scopolamine is an antimuscarinic alkaloid—similar to diphenhydramine and other first-generation antihistamines—used for nausea/vomiting and motion sickness. It’s not something contained in any of the COVID vaccines, contrary to internet conspiracy theories.