With the new phase of Covid-19 vaccine announced, people are looking forward to getting the vaccine for themselves, and their loved ones as soon as possible. Several people have already gotten their vaccine and many are still waiting for their chance to safeguard themselves from the rapidly increasing virus.
However, there are a lot of people who are still in a state of confusion and are struggling to overlook some of the common misconceptions surrounding the vaccine.
Therefore, to help you through this, we have compiled a list of false myths about Covid-19 vaccines that you should avoid getting affected by.
Myth 1 : You can stop wearing a mask if you get the Covid Vaccine.
People have the misconception that after getting the vaccine they are free to go back to living a normal life without masks, and social distancing. This is not true since a large portion of the population is yet to be vaccinated which means that there is still a possibility of contracting the virus.
Myth 2 : You don't need the vaccine if you have already had Covid-19.
Since there is no concrete information as to how long one can stay protected from the virus after recovering from Covid-19, it is safer to get the vaccination after a short period of time since recovery, based on a doctor’s advice.
Myth 3 : The Covid-19 vaccine will alter your DNA.
There is no such medical evidence that the vaccine will have an impact on the individuals’ DNA. According to doctors, Covid-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes Covid-19. The material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept
Myth 4 : Covid-19 vaccine can cause infertility.
Recently, many sources have spread false rumors about how Covid-19 vaccine could pose grievous threat to a person's fertility. This rumor has been busted by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan who has denied all claims and said that there is no scientific evidence that shows that the two vaccines Covishield and Covaxin, could cause infertility in either women or men.
Myth 5 : The vaccine trials were rushed, making the vaccines unsafe.
Although there was an urgency to develop an efficient vaccine to stop the spread of the virus, many medical professionals, pharma giants and scientists came together to develop an effective vaccine against Covid-19 with proper research, and trial. Millions have received the vaccines already, with only a few facing adverse effects due to justified medical reasons (you can consult a doctor before getting the vaccine if you suffer from any ailments), this shows that the Covid vaccines are safe for everyone to take.
We hope this blog has helped clear certain misconceptions revolving around the vaccine.
NOTE- The information in this blog is up to date with all the information currently available. However, as the situation surrounding Covid-19 continues to evolve, it's possible that data around the vaccine keeps changing. We encourage you to stay informed by following organisations backed by the government in order to receive daily updates.