COVID-19 Vaccine: Some Myths Busted

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We all have been through lots of speculations regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. We were eagerly waiting for the vaccines to arrive and, more importantly, the pandemic to end. Though the pandemic has not raised the white flag, the vaccine is here, and mass vaccination drive has started in most countries.

Once the wait for the vaccine was over, new questions began arising regarding the credibility and safety of the vaccine. So, here we are, to bust some myths regarding the vaccine, and help you end the pandemic soon.

Myths

The Vaccines are Dangerous

The vaccines from most of the manufacturers were found to be exceedingly safe during the clinical trials. Arm pain, headache, and fatigue are some of the most common side effects of the vaccines. These effects are also common for most other existing vaccines.

The vaccines administered between December 14, 2020, and January 18, 2021, might have been the reason for 66 people to suffer from anaphylaxis. The rate converts to 4.7 cases per million doses for the Pfizer vaccine and 2.5 cases per million doses for the Moderna vaccine.

Therefore, the benefits outweigh the risks, and the vaccine is not dangerous.

Had COVID-19? No Need to Get Vaccinated

There are some things in our life that we do not leave to chance. There is no such thing as 80 or 90 percent protection. Either you are protected, or you aren’t. Likewise, if you are one of those people who have defeated COVID-19, do not think that it will not be able to attack you again. Though the chances are less, it might still spread from your body to other members of your family. Therefore, get vaccinated, even if you have had COVID-19.

The Vaccine won’t Work on New Variants

Vaccines from all the existing manufacturers are effective against most of the strains, including the U.K. variant – also known as the B.1.1.7 variant.

The South African variant (B.1.351) and the Brazilian variant (P1) are similar and might not be easily neutralized by the existing vaccines. However, research shows that the vaccines can drastically decrease the severity of both variants. Therefore, if you are vaccinated and are affected by any of the two variants, you will survive.

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