5 Myths about the Covid-19 Vaccine

Since getting my Covid-19 Vaccine in January 2021, I’ve had a lot of friends and family ask me questions about how I felt, etc.  They also asked about certain side effects as well as common myths about the Covid-19 vaccine.  I work in the Clinical Research field so, my friends & family usually come to me when they’re curious about a new vaccine or drug.  `The curiosity of my friends & family got me thinking to write a blog post about these myths and facts.  This will be a short and sweet blog post.  I just want to get to the facts and provide the proper sources, in case anyone wanted to educate themselves further.  So, sit back and enjoy!

Note:  Even though I work in Clinical Research, I still went to reputable sources such as WHO.int and CDC.gov to provide the most accurate answers to all the questions. 

Myth #1:  Infertility

As per the CDC’s website, the Covid-19 vaccine does not cause infertility nor do any other vaccines.  There is no such vaccine that exists that would cause infertility.

Myth #2:  Already got the virus so don’t need to get vaccinated

Having the virus doesn’t mean that you won’t possibly get it again.  Since the virus is so new to the world, research is still being done to see how long the antibodies might stay in our bodies.  Thus, it’s best to get the vaccine regardless of already having the virus.

Myth #3:  DNA Altering

Another myth that has come up.  The vaccines that are currently out on the market, the Pfizer/Bio-N-Tech and Moderna ones, are both mRNA vaccines.  This type of vaccine cannot alter your DNA.

Myth #4:  Vaccine causes Covid-19

The vaccines do not cause the individual to develop the virus or any part of the virus.  According to Pfizer, the vaccine includes the virus sequence but not the live virus.  Besides, no vaccine can ever produce the actual disease that it is fighting against but rather only a version of it.  The Covid-19 virus works the same way.

Myth #5:  Children can’t get vaccinated

Clinical studies involving children under the age of 16 are still being done.  Once the studies are completed and the data is reliable, the same procedures for the approval and distribution of this vaccine will occur as it did for the adult version of the vaccine.

Those are some common myths about the covid-19 vaccine.  Do you have a myth that I haven’t answered?  Let me know in the comments below!

Much love,

12 thoughts on “5 Myths about the Covid-19 Vaccine

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  2. I have heard these myths, and many others as well.
    The most common I hear is that it’s so expensive, which I have to show people is not true.

    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for your input! I’m surprised about the financial myth since its really no cost to the patient. It’s being provided free at no cost, like the flu shot.

  3. Your post was very informative. I had never even heard of some of these myths, especially the one about infertility. I wish people would follow the science and not spread propaganda.

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