When it comes to the Covid-19 vaccines, there are a lot of myths floating around about what it does and how it works. Well, we’ve collected some of the most common myths out there so we can break down the facts for you and show you what medical professionals are saying.
Read on to learn more and if you have any questions regarding the Covid-19 virus or testing make sure you get in touch with your family physician or a medical professional from your local care clinic.
Myth: The Covid-19 vaccine will give me Covid-19
This is untrue. Out of all the vaccines which have been vigorously tested and approved in the United States, none of them contain live strands of the virus, meaning that you are not infected with Covid-19 when you receive your vaccine. Instead, the vaccine uses inactive parts of the virus to instruct our immune system on how to pinpoint and respond to the virus. This buildup of immunity means that even if you do contract the virus, any symptoms are seriously reduced because your body has been instructed on how to fight off the virus from the vaccine. The body does take a couple of weeks to build up this immunity, however, so it is possible that someone might receive the vaccine, contract covid shortly after, and still experience more severe symptoms.
Myth: The Covid-19 will make me test positive for Covid-19
This is also false, and none of the vaccines that have been approved, nor the ones that are in current trials will cause recipients to test positive for Covid-19. The body might possibly test positive on an antigen test if your body develops an immune response (this is the test that’s given to determine whether people have had the virus in the past).
Myth: I don’t need a vaccine if I’ve already gotten Covid-19
Just because you have gotten Covid-19 before does not mean you are permanently immune. Everyone should get the vaccine because even if you have previously had Covid-19, there are recorded cases of people contracting the virus again. If you have been treated for Covid-19 and recovered from an infection, make sure you get in touch with your doctor about the waiting period for your vaccine. It’s normally recommended to wait at least 90 days post-treatment until you get your vaccine, however, it’s critical to consult your doctor first.
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