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Busting Myths around the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine was created in less than a year. This expedited time frame for this vaccine has caused panic. In order to reduce stress, we have brought research from the top organizations to bust myths around the COVID-19 vaccines.

True or False

The COVID-19 vaccines are not safe.

False. COVID-19 vaccines are safe. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were many safety precautions taken before the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccines. These safety precautions include data review by a safety monitoring board and large clinical trials held around the United States.

There are benefits to an mRNA vaccine.

True. The benefits of an mRNA vaccine is shorter manufacturing times and a potential for targeting multiple diseases. According to the CDC, the development of mRNA vaccines is faster than traditional methods. This is because mRNA vaccines are developed by using a DNA template and materials already available in the laboratory. The CDC also states that in the future, mRNA vaccines may be able to target multiple diseases in one vaccination.

The COVID-19 changes your DNA.

False.  According to the CDC, the mRNA strand never enters the cell’s nucleus (the nucleus is where your DNA is located), rather it enters the lymph nodes of the vaccination center.

mRNA vaccines have been studied for decades.

True. It is true that these are the first licensed mRNA vaccines in the United States, but according to the CDC, researchers have been studying mRNA vaccines for decades.

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