Common questions & Answers.
Here are some common myths circulating about the vaccine and hopefully this will clear up confusion with reliable facts.
These products are highly toxic and should never be swallowed or injected into the body. Call 911 if this occurs.
Disinfectants, bleach and soap and water may be used to clean surfaces, an important prevention step in stopping the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus that’s led to the global pandemic. Never attempt to self-treat or prevent COVID-19 by rubbing or bathing with bleach
COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and vaccine programs have begun across the country.
Yes, severe COVID-19 can be fatal.
It is not medically possible. The vaccine does not contain the virus.—Johns Hopkins Medicine
If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you.
There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that female or male fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.
Messenger mRNA vaccines, such as the Pfizer vaccine, work by instructing cells in the body to make a protein that triggers an immune response. Injecting mRNA into your body will not interact with, or do anything to the DNA of your cells. Human cells break down and get rid of the mRNA soon after they have finished using the instructions. On the other hand, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine contains a small piece of viral DNA, which once injected, gets converted to mRNA. Once this is done, it follows the same process as the mRNA vaccines.
Exposing yourself to the sun or to high temperatures DOES NOT prevent COVID-19. The disease can spread no matter how sunny or hot the weather is.
While some people get critically ill with COVID-19, many have no symptoms at all. People with or without symptoms can pass the virus that causes the disease on to others.
The technology used, called messenger RNA, or mRNA, is not new. Research on it actually began in the early 1990s, and two diseases that are very close to COVID—SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in 2003, and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome)—helped bring the mRNA vaccine development to present day use.—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FACT: This rumor started after a report claimed inaccurately, yet circulated on social media, that the SPIKE protein on this coronavirus was the same as another protein called syncytin-1 that is involved in the growth and attachment of the placenta during pregnancy. It was quickly debunked as false by the scientific community.—STAT News, Shattering the Infertility Myth