Responses to Six COVID-19 Vaccine Myths to Relieve Your Fears-Health News, Firstpost


Re-infection can even occur in people who have been infected in the past, but by getting the vaccine, you can protect yourself from serious complications.

Vaccine Hesitation: Responses to Six COVID-19 Vaccine Myths to Relieve Your Fears

Because SARS-CoV-2 is contagious, it was easy to say whether the vaccines worked or not.

South Africa COVID-19 vaccine deployment program, outlined by the Ministry of Health, had three stages, starting with the most vulnerable population.

The first phase included all health care frontline workers. They got Johnson and Johnson vaccinated. Phase 2 vaccinated over 60 years of age and in the ward. The third and final phase, which is currently underway, will cover the remaining population of South Africa.

The program started unstable in February 2021. It faced several setbacks such as delivery, logistics and administration, but has gained momentum in recent weeks. Up to 200,000 doses are given daily. By the end of July 2021, almost 2.9 percent The population of South Africa was fully vaccinated and 7.5 percent received the first of two doses of Pfizer.

Despite this behavior, many South Africans are still hesitant take the vaccine. Dissemination of misleading information about it can jeopardize a pandemic.

In this article, we try to dispel some myths COVID-19 vaccines.

Myth 1: COVID-19 the vaccine affects a woman’s fertility

This myth was born on social media send in December 2020, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, a physician and former researcher in allergy and respiratory therapy at Pfizer, and Dr. Michael Yeadon, a pulmonologist. They claimed that the spike protein coronavirus was the same as the spike protein responsible for placental growth and attachment during pregnancy. fear was that as a result of the vaccine, the immune system would not be able to separate the two peak proteins and attack the placental protein.

This is not the case. The general composition of placental protein is very different from coronavirus spike protein.

In addition, during the Pfizer vaccine tests, 23 female volunteers became pregnant after receiving the vaccine.

In addition benefits vaccination carries a higher risk of infection in pregnant women.

Myth 2: I have had COVID-19 , so I don’t need a vaccine

Re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 can occur even in people who have previously been infected with the virus. However, getting the vaccine can protect you from getting serious COVID-19 complications.

The level of protection achieved from innate immunity after receiving the virus is unknown. But scientists believe it the vaccine provides better protection than a natural infection.

Myth 3: COVID-19 the side effects of the vaccine are dangerous

Several studies have been made since the beginning of the pandemic and have measured South Africans ’perceptions of vaccine problems. Recent research According to the University of Johannesburg and the South African Research Council for the Humanities, 25 percent of respondents who did not want to be vaccinated were worried about side effects.

Most side effects COVID-19 vaccines are mild. These include a low-grade fever, a sore arm, and fatigue, and usually go away after one or three days.

Rare side effects such as blood clots have occurred reported Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The likelihood of this side effect is low. Risks of blood clots as a result COVID-19 the infection is 8 to 10 times the risks associated with the vaccine. Physicians are aware of this concern and are trained to identify and treat the condition quickly.

Recent Healthline article -Medically verified and fact-verified website-compared to the benefits and risks of vaccination with contracts COVID-19 . Lung damage is a complication COVID-19 while muscle fatigue may be a side effect of the vaccine. This risk-benefit decision is up to the individual, but vaccinations have been made certified be safe.

Myth 4: Vaccines have a microchip that tracks and controls the individual

This conspiracy theory has been spread by vaxx opponents who believe that American business magnate, investor and benefactor Bill Gates is planting microchips to monitor human movement using the vaccine as a method of distribution. This is true and has been clarified Gates in the media.

This myth was brought to light when a video was distributed on Facebook alleging false claims about an optional microchip on a syringe label. COVID-19 vaccine. The purpose of this microchip is to confirm that the injectable and vaccine are not counterfeit or out of date. It also confirms whether the injection has been used.

People commenting on the video seemed to misinterpret the technique as an injection. However, the microchip is part of the syringe label and no injection the substance itself.

Myth 5: COVID-19 there was a rush in developing the vaccine, so it may not be effective

The vaccine was developed very quickly. This was possible because vaccine technology had been developed for many years. Once the genetic data for SARS-CoV-2 have been identified, the process can begin quickly. There were enough of them resources to fund research and social media facilitated the recruitment of participants for clinical trials. Because SARS-CoV-2 is contagious, it was easy to tell if there is a vaccine work or not.

Myth 6: COVID-19 the vaccine may change DNA

The Ambassador RNA vaccine (Pfizer) and the viral vector vaccine (Johnson and Johnson) will get your body to develop protection, so your body will be ready to fight the virus once you are infected with SARS-CoV-2. DNA is located in the nucleus of the cells and the vaccine material does not enter the nucleus. That’s right does not change DNA.

Social media plays a huge role in spreading myths and conspiracy theories. Before you share information, make sure it comes from a a scientific and reputable source.Vaccine Hesitation Responses to Six COVID19 Vaccine Myths to Relieve Your Fears

Neelaveni Padayachee, Chief Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Witwatersrand and Varsha Bangalee, Senior Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Sciences, KwaZulu-Natal University

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