There is a lot of misinformation being shared about the COVID-19 vaccination. Please review the information below collected by the Mayo Clinic for clarification to some of the most popular myths.
MYTH: I had the COVID-19. I don’t need the vaccine.
FACT: Early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last long, getting the vaccine is recommended.
MYTH: COVID-19 vaccine will alter my DNA.
FACT: The first vaccines use messenger RNA to trigger an immune response—they will not do anything to the DNA of your cells.
MYTH: I shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine because I’m allergic to eggs.
FACT: There is no egg in either of the COVID-19 vaccines.
MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines must be stored at extremely low temperatures because of the preservatives in the vaccines.
FACT: The approved vaccines contain no preservatives. They are stored at low temperatures to keep them stable and safe.
MYTH: I don’t need to wear a mask after I get a COVID-19 vaccine.
FACT: After being vaccinated, it is unknown whether you can still transmit the virus. Continued mask usage is recommended.
MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines can cause miscarriage or infertility.
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to miscarriage or infertility.
MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips developed to control people.
FACT: There is no vaccine microchip. The vaccine cannot track people or gather information.