COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact
“Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention, and Gabor Kelen, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, review some common myths circulating about the vaccine and clear up confusion with reliable facts.”
- MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine can affect women’s fertility.
- MYTH: If I’ve already had COVID-19, I don’t need a vaccine.MYTH: Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.
- MYTH: Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.
- MYTH: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine means I can stop wearing my mask and taking coronavirus precautions.
- MYTH: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you COVID-19.
- MYTH: The side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are dangerous.
- MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA.
- MYTH: The messenger RNA technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine is brand new.
- MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine was developed with or contains controversial substances.
- MYTH: Now that we have a vaccine for COVID-19, we can make vaccines for the common cold, HIV and other diseases.
Read the full article at John Hopkins Medicine.