Busting COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

Covid 19 vaccines are the most awaited products of 2021 but unfortunately, there is a lot of fake information circulating on social media regarding the efficacy of covid 19 vaccines. So, here I tried to debunk some myths with facts and scientific evidence.


# Myth 1: I have already recovered from covid 19, I don't need a vaccine.

Fact: People who have recovered from covid 19 need to be vaccinated considering the possibility of getting covid 19 infection again. Some studies suggest that antibodies generated after covid 19 infection do not last very long and the chances of getting re-infected with covid 19 increase. Thus, it is advisable to get vaccinated as it offers better protection from coronavirus than natural immunity.

# Myth 2: Covid 19 vaccine was rolled out so early, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.

Fact: Studies show that covid 19 vaccines are 95% effective and safe for use. Covid 19 vaccines are rolled out early in the market due to the early development process and timely sharing of genetic information of coronavirus by China. Also, vaccine developers didn't skip any testing steps instead they overlapped steps to gather more data.

# Myth 3: I have heard that there are dangerous side effects of the covid 19 vaccine

Fact: The covid 19 vaccine has some common side effects like mild fever, headache, body aches, etc, lasting for some days. This is absolutely normal and it's a sign that the vaccine is working by stimulating your immune system. If symptoms persist for a long time, you may avail of medical assistance.

# Myth 4: Covid 19 vaccine can infect you with covid 19

Fact: This is a very common myth circulating on social media. Covid 19 vaccine does not contain any live SARS-Co-2 virus instead it instruct your cells to reproduce a protein that is a part of coronavirus. It helps your body to detect and fight the virus.

# Myth 5: After getting vaccinated, I can stop wearing the mask and taking covid 19 precautions.

Fact: Medical experts do not recommend this. Even after getting vaccinated, you should always wear a mask and continue taking all the covid 19 precautions because it is not yet clear that vaccinated people can still carry or transmit the virus to others.


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