Bizarre COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Circulating Online

COVID-19 vaccine is finally approved and soon it will be available for everyone. But this vaccine approval has heated debate on the development, safety, and efficiency of this vaccine which has high expectations attached. United States is all set to start its large scale COVID-19 vaccine plan. It urges all these COVID-19 vaccine-related myths should be discussed and cleared out so that maximum people can get it.

Not many people know but researches for vaccine make up the most of all medical studies in history. There is plenty of data that suggests that these medicines are safe for everyone but the questions on the COVID-19 vaccine still need an explanation.

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Here are a few things which everyone should know about COVID-19 vaccines

It cannot make anyone sick

Although some people are likely to experience the side effects of COVID-19 it doesn’t mean that it can make a person sick. Problems like swelling on the injection site, bruising, fever, or pain are common with all vaccines and are not limited to this vaccine only. These symptoms go away on their own and rarely need treatment.

It has no toxins inside

The old-age vaccines contained mercury and thimerosal inside it but the latest vaccine development has cut it completely from the vaccine’s formula. So no new vaccines contain these toxic ingredients.

Delaying the vaccine is not a good idea

This COVID-19 vaccine was much awaited, hoping that it will finally end the pandemic. But some people are hesitant to try this vaccine and expecting their bodies to naturally develop immunity against it. health experts suggest that delaying to get the vaccine is not a wise idea considering there is no end to this pandemic unless everyone is vaccinated.

It should not be combined with other vaccines

Although there are so many essential vaccines, all of which are necessary. But it doesn’t mean that you can get the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccine at a time. When one vaccine is injected into the body, the body takes some time to accept it and make antibodies against it. When multiple vaccines are added at the same time, it may confuse the immune response, completely failing the effects of all vaccines. However, it doesn’t mean that you should not get any other vaccine if you have received or planning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Contact your healthcare provider and plan all vaccines accordingly.

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 Natural immunity is not superior

Many people have this weird misconception that vaccine linked immunity is inferior, ineffective or unhelpful. Although natural immunity has its own value there are some cases where developing a natural immunity becomes impossible. For example, the case of coronavirus where millions of people are infected but there is no progress on developing natural immunity.

You don’t need a vaccine if you have recovered from COVID-19

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine including people who have recovered from the infection. There is scientific evidence suggesting that the vaccine provides better protection preventing reinfection, which is showing up in some patients.







Areeba Hussain

The author is a fulltime medical and healthcare writer. She graduated in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. Her areas of prime interest are medicine, medical technology, disease awareness, and research analysis. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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