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COVID – 19 Vaccine Myths and Fact

    Ever since the availability of vaccines, there have been many myths and misinformation of spread around them. However, it is suggested that everyone learns the real facts before believing in any kind of rumors.
     
    After the pandemic started, we all started receiving umpteen number of Whatsapp forwards and online posts that spoke about the various aspects of the virus, the news about how one can safeguard themselves, and a large number of remedies. Similarly, today, there are several pieces of information floating around about vaccines. As far as Whatsapp university goes, it is difficult to differentiate between myths and facts. These conspiracy theories are damaging and need to be busted.
     
    So, here are some common myths that you get to read and the actual facts behind them.
     

    Myth 1: The vaccines were developed in rush. We can’t trust them.

    Fact: The first vaccines for COVID-19 do involve new technology, and they were developed in record time. However, there were no shortcuts in the process.
     
    The companies put their vaccines through rigorous clinical trials before distributing them to the public. An independent panel of vaccine experts closely scrutinized the data from those trials and deemed vaccines safe and effective for emergency use. Similar independent panels in several other countries are in agreement.
     

    Myth 2: The COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility in women.

    Fact: False claims that COVID-19 vaccines can cause infertility are discouraging women from receiving the shots.
     
    However, in reality, there is no evidence that the vaccine can lead to loss of fertility. According to studies, women who participated in the COVID-19 clinical trial were able to conceive after the vaccination.
     
    Reproductive health experts claim that women can get themselves vaccinated even during the menstruation cycle.
     

    Myth 3: I’ve already been diagnosed with COVID-19, so I don’t need to receive the vaccine.

    Fact: If you have already had COVID-19, there’s evidence that you can still benefit from the vaccine. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long.
     
    At this time, experts don’t know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Hence, taking a vaccine shot seems to be the best solution right now.
     
    Note: The health ministry and Center recently announced that - people infected with Covid-19, including those who contracted the infection after receiving the first dose of the vaccine, should take the jab three months after recovering from the disease.
     

    Myth 4: Once I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, I no longer need to wear a mask or need to worry about social distancing.

    Fact: Masking, handwashing, and physical distancing remain necessary in public until a sufficient number of people are immune. Fully vaccinated people need to wear masks, even when they meet other fully vaccinated people.
     

    Myth 5: If I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, I am at a greater risk to become sick from another illness.

    Fact: While it's common to experience some mild-to-moderate side effects after the jab, there is no evidence to suggest that getting the vaccine heightens your risk of other diseases or infections.
     
    Experiencing side effects after getting vaccinated means the vaccine is working and your immune system is responding as it should.
     
    However, to be on a safer side and to avoid any kind of health complications, people can follow their doctor’s advice, before and after the vaccination process.
     

    Myth 6: Even some vaccinated people can still get infected so what's the point?

    Fact: No vaccine provides 100 percent protection. But these vaccines are astonishingly good at preventing infections.
     
    Yes, an extreme minority of vaccinated people can still be infected with COVID-19, and a much smaller minority have even died. However, these breakthroughs might be related to how much virus one was exposed to, the medications the individuals were taking, or a slew of still unknown factors.
     

    Myth 7: Now that we have vaccines, the pandemic will be over very soon.

    Fact: It’s great to believe that once we have the vaccine, everything’s going to be back to normal. However, in reality, it’s actually going to take a long time for us to be able to vaccinate an adequate number of people and reach a point to where we’ll start to see the cases really dropping.
     
    In order to achieve what’s called herd immunity – about 70% - 80% of the population will need to have been vaccinated. However, due to a shortage in vaccination doses, they may not be widely available to the general public until several months into 2021.
     
    So until we all achieve this, for now, we should all continue to do our part to help slow the spread of the virus, including wearing a mask, washing our hands, and physical distancing.
     
    In conclusion, it is great to not only know the right information but also ensure that the information you give out is accurate. Share these facts with your friends and family so that they can take advantage of this information too.