Many of us are weary about the long term consequences of this emerging vaccine. Many of us can jump to the conclusions of mutating into a zombie or even better a wolverine. However, after several trials and tests, the vaccine has been approved by science. Misinformation has permeated social media and caused doubt about the vaccine. Here are a few myths and truths.
1. myth: People think that the vaccine was developed too quickly.
truth: mRNA technology that was used in the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines had been in development for years. The vaccine went through phase III and had volunteers tested on montitored for months.
2. myth: The COVID-19 vaccine can affect a women’s ability to have children.
true: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) notes that “claims linking COVID-19 vaccines to infertility have no scientific evidence supporting them” and “recommends vaccination for all eligible people who may consider future pregnancy.” ACOG also “recommends that pregnant individuals have access to COVID-19 vaccines.
3. Myth: If you already had COVID-19, you don’t need to get the vaccine.
truth: If you already had COVID-19, you should still get the vaccine. Your body will produce antibodies that offer some level of protection against getting COVID-19 again in the future. However, researchers are still studying how long these antibodies may last. From what we know so far, this protection doesn’t seem to last very long.
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