Debunking some of the most common COVID-19 vaccine myths

With so much information making rounds, it becomes difficult to know what is truth and what is not. Here are some of the most common Covid-19 vaccine myths.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we all have been waiting and praying for a solution. Thanks to the development in medical sciences, experts have been able to come up with a vaccine in the shortest span of time. But a lot has been said and speculated about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. Despite all the efforts by governments, health workers and vaccine experts, a lot of misinformation about vaccines are all around us, making many skeptical regarding vaccines.

These vaccines are developed in such a short span of time; they can’t be trusted

Since vaccines were developed and rolled out in record time, people are quite skeptical about their efficacy and believe that they are not as effective as other vaccines. First of all, it is important here to understand that even though the vaccine was made in the shortest span of time but that experts and scientists have not skipped any stage of vaccine production.

It is better to rely on your own immunity than opting for immunity by vaccine

Many people are of the opinion that there is no need for a vaccine and the human body can develop immunity itself against Covid. This belief is quite risky as natural immunity can get weaker with time, and then vaccines can help boost up the level of antibodies, which help our body to fight with infections of all kinds.

Once you have Covid, you have natural immunity. Then you don’t need any vaccine.

Research conducted in August 2021 suggests that if you had Covid in the past and you are still not vaccinated, the chances of your getting reinfected is twice higher than ordinary infection. And moreover,as the new variants of Covid are on the rise, it is advisable to depend on the immunity provided by the vaccine then your own immunity.

We don’t need to wear masks once we are vaccinated

It is very important to understand that it would take a long time before we vaccinate everyone. The Covid-19 vaccine makes sure that you avoid getting seriously sick, but we are still not sure that while the virus is harmless to you, can you spread and transfer the virus to others around you. So, practice social distancing and always wear your masks in public.

Don’t believe in everything; consult your doctor in case of any confusion.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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