After the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 took the world by storm, every individual waited eagerly for its vaccination. And, alas, several vaccinations were developed by scientists and doctors worldwide. Even though Covid-19 vaccinations are perhaps said to be the best hope for ending the coronavirus pandemic, however, there are still many false claims doing the rounds about it everywhere, leaving people perplexed and confound.
So, here we are, to break these myths with facts. If you want to clear your doubts about the covid vaccine, this is the place for you.
Myth 1- Covid-19 vaccines are not safe as they were developed rapidly.
The vaccinations were indeed developed rapidly, but this does not authenticate that the companies bypassed the safety protocols or did not invest adequate resources or perform sufficient testing.
The FDA continues to review the results of these trials before it approves or authorizes the vaccinations for use.
Myth 2- If you have had COVID-19 and have recovered, you do not need to get vaccinated
After recovering from COVID-19, there is no doubt that people may get some natural protection or immunity boost. However, it is not certain how long this protection will last as getting reinfected is possible and cause severe medical complications, which is why it is very necessary to get your vaccination.
Myth 3- There are severe side effects of Coronavirus vaccines
Reports of serious side effects are exceedingly rare and unknown after getting the vaccination. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 363 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the US, out of which only 6,968 reports of death were announced of people who received the vaccination.
You may experience some mild side effects after getting your vaccination, such as; fatigue, chills, sore arms and fever. However, these side effects get better without any medical care and usually last for 24-48 hours.
Myth 4- No need for vaccination as you can still get COVID after getting vaccinated
COVID vaccination helps protect people from getting sick. It is considered to be 66-100% effective. It has been reported that a very small percentage of fully vaccinated people still get COVID after being exposed to the virus. However, the vaccination might make the illness less severe.
Myth 5- The current COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the COVID-19 variants.
In the US, the delta variant has become the most common variant. It is said to be twice as contagious as compared to other variants and may cause severe illness. Though the vaccine may be less effective against this variant, still, it provides some protection against the severe Coronavirus.
Myth 6- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not get vaccinated.
This is a total myth, it is advised and recommended that you get your vaccination doses if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also said that the vaccination helps build antibodies in pregnant women that might protect their unborn babies.
If you still have concerns, consult your health care provider about the risks and benefits of getting a COVID vaccine.
Piece of Advice
As it is rightly said that, ‘Prevention is better than cure. So, we advise you all to get vaccinated if you have not. Vaccination is a must if you want to fight this deadly disease.
Stay healthy and get vaccinated!!!