The Vaccine Glows: Do Covid Vaccines Contain Luciferase?

Melissa Strickler, the whistleblower recently fired by Pfizer for releasing company emails, said in an interview that Pfizer’s vaccine contains toxic chemicals.

Vaccine Vials Glow Blue

Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine vials glow blue and contain an enzyme called luciferase, the drug company’s former quality inspector said this week in an exclusive interview.

“The vaccine glows, at least Pfizer’s does,” said Melissa Strickler, who worked for the pharmaceutical giant for nearly 10 years. “It looks like someone took a blue glow stick, opened it up and stuck it in the vial, but only when it’s bright and against a dark background.

Strickler, who has worked at Pfizer’s large facility in McPherson, Kansas, said he has inspected “hundreds of thousands of vaccine units” in his career with the company “and I’ve never seen anything that’s done that, not even close.” Normally, the liquid in the vials is crystal clear, he said, but he was photographing the vials when he noticed the fluorescent blue dye in the liquid and asked his supervisors about the ingredient.

Luciferase not noted on Label

Strickler said he overheard a doctor describing the ingredient codes on the vaccines, including the SM102 codes for luciferase, a glow-in-the-dark enzyme produced in fireflies, plants and fish and used in bioluminescence research. Depending on the different chemicals it is mixed with, luciferase can glow in different colors.

For example, a 2020 report in Nature Scientific Reports identified a light blue luciferase that is only visible under ultraviolet light of certain wavelengths.


Strickler told LifeSite that he emailed the company to ask if the luciferase was included in the Covid vaccine and was told it was “only used in vaccine testing” but not included in the final product. “But the way I see it, this is all an experiment,” Strickler said.

“We still haven’t seen the comirnaty labels on the vials of this plant,” Strickler said, referring to the trade name of the vaccine, which the Food and Drug Administration approved in August. “As far as I know, everyone is still receiving the original product with the emergency approval.”

In an interview with Project Veritas published last week, Strickler revealed internal Pfizer emails from senior executives instructing lower-level employees not to discuss the role of aborted fetal cells in the development of the Covid vaccines with the public.


Vanessa Gelman, senior director of global research at Pfizer, asked in an email to an employee how to respond to a question about the use of fetal cells in its Covid vaccine.

“From a corporate standpoint, we want to avoid information about fetal cells being circulated. The risk of sharing this now outweighs any potential benefit we might see, particularly with members of the public who might use this information in ways we don’t want,” the email says.

Other e-mails from Pfizer vice president and chief scientific officer Philip Dormitzer discussed the role of human embryonic kidney cells (HEK 293 cells) obtained from an aborted girl in 1973 and propagated into a continuous cell line used in the manufacture of Pfizer’s Covid syringe.

Strickler said the cells were chosen for their ability to grow and were essentially “cancer cells” from an aborted baby.

“It made me sick to my stomach, because if they’re going to lie about something like that, what are they going to lie about?” commented Strickler. “If the public knew about it, I’m sure they would be interested.

Thousands of people have requested exemptions from the requirement to use Covid vaccines in the workplace on religious or conscience grounds, citing the use of fetal cells in the development of Covid vaccines, and their requests have been denied. Social media platforms have routinely removed posts about fetal tissue in Covid vaccine development, and mainstream media outlets have “fact-checked” reports as “misinformation.” Strickler said Pfizer knows this.

“They’re just misleading. I mean, they could stop the conspiracy theories, they could correct the fact-checkers on social media and keep quiet because they know they can’t deny the religious exemptions when they say, ‘Yes, we used fetal cell lines in the development of this product,’ and they know.” I think that’s what this is all about.

Gene Editing

“I thought it was all a conspiracy,” the former Pfizer employee told LifeSite reporter Jim Hale. However, she called Pfizer’s deception “endless.” “I don’t think they’ve been honest about this vaccine, other than it’s experimental. And that is the mRNA technology.”

He added that the mRNA technology in the vaccines could be used with CRISPR technology for gene editing, and that this fact is also hidden from the public in messages from Pfizer, the media and the government.

Pfizer Employees: Ready to Quit

Strickler said that before Covid, she enjoyed her job as a product inspector, but that since the pandemic began, many employees “regretted vaccinating” after being injected and “many people refused to be vaccinated. In fact, more than half of employees are willing to go without, and Pfizer knows it.”

Strickler compared the pharmaceutical giant to a “rich, abusive husband.” She said the company offers excellent benefits and salaries, “but they don’t exactly treat you better in the sense that they don’t seem to value all their employees equally.”

She described frequent “virtue emails” sent to employees, including one declaring Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla “Father of the Year.”

Strickler said she often wanted to quit and prayed about it after the Covid vaccine began being manufactured at the McPherson facility, but felt compelled to wait until she discovered a database of explosive and misleading emails from the company, which she eventually provided to Project Veritas.

After the report aired, Strickler received a call from a Pfizer employee telling her not to return to work, and a letter from the company confirmed that she had been fired.