Nine Big Misunderstandings and Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination

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COVID-19 Vaccine Tips | Nine Big Misunderstandings and Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination!

At present, most people are still unfamiliar with the COVID-19 vaccine and have some misunderstandings about it. Therefore, it is necessary for us to know more about it and understand it in a right way.
Here we present nine common misunderstandings about the COVID-19 vaccine and also give the facts accordingly.

At present, most people are still unfamiliar with the COVID-19 vaccine and have some misunderstandings about it. Therefore, it is necessary for us to know more about it and understand it in a right way.
Here we present nine common misunderstandings about the COVID-19 vaccine and also give the facts accordingly.


Misunderstanding No.1

COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe due to its short R & D period.

Fact

In fact, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and it has been or is being approved by the drug regulatory authorities in many countries. Until now, millions of people have been vaccinated, but the serious adverse reactions are extremely rare and no long-term complications haven’t been discovered yet.This pandemic has made enormous impact around the world. The pharmaceutical industry has invested heavily into the R & D of new vaccines. As shown in the picture below, several R & D stages proceed simultaneously which helps shorten the overall R & D time.There is certainly no shortcut for the R & D of vaccines. Every candidate vaccine must pass the strict clinical trials and safety review of the national regulatory agencies of each country.

Misunderstanding No.2

People who are vaccinated might be infected with the COVID-19.

Fact

The generation of viral diseases requires a sufficient number of live viruses. All the vaccines authorized and approved currently don’t contain live viruses, so they won’t cause virus infection.After vaccination, some mild flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, body pain and fever are normal. Generally, these symptoms will disappear in a day or two. 


Misunderstanding No.3

People who have or had been infected with the COVID-19 don’t need to be vaccinated.

Fact

Most authorities recommend that even people who have or had been infected with the COVID-19 should be vaccinated, but these people might be recommended to vaccinate at least 90 days later after the infection. And please consult the doctors before vaccination.At present, we don’t know exactly how long the immune efficacy generated after the infection will last.


Misunderstanding No.4

Vaccination is not necessary because the mortality rate of the new coronavirus infection is very low.FactThe vaccines can protect yourself, your family, your schoolmates and the neighbors around you. It can reduce the risks of infection of viruses. Also, people who have been vaccinated are less likely to spread the disease.If most of us are vaccinated, it helps protect the entire community, including the susceptible groups and those who cannot be vaccinated.Although the vaccination is voluntary, all people who meet the criteria for vaccination are encouraged to get vaccinated.


Misunderstanding No.5

There is no need to wear masks or maintain social distance after the vaccination.

Fact

The vaccine is effective to prevent the virus, but it cannot stop the infection and spread of every case of the virus. Therefore, everyone must remain vigilant, keep wearing masks, maintain social distance and keep good health habits.


Misunderstanding No.6

The COVID-19 vaccines will cause genetic changes.FactOne of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use is the mRNA vaccine (messenger RNA vaccine). Since the mRNA vaccines do not contain any live viruses, they will be degraded and cleared up within 48-72 hours after being injected and they won’t enter the cell. So they will not cause genetic changes. (It won’t be passed on to our next generation)


Misunderstanding No.7

People with underlying medical conditions shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact

Generally speaking, some people are advised not to get vaccinated.Please refer to the guidelines of your local health authority and consult your doctor to determine whether you are appropriate for vaccination.


Misunderstanding No.8

COVID-19 vaccine is ineffective against mutant viruses.

Fact

Experts are studying this issue further. So far, they think the current vaccine is still working. If the vaccine needs to be replaced, it can be adjusted quickly like the influenza vaccine which is adjusted each year to target new strains.What’s more important is that we should vaccinate immediately when new vaccines are provided and that we should keep taking prevention measures accordingly.


Misunderstanding No.9

The serious adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are common.

Fact

Mild adverse effects, such as arm pain at the injection area and mild fever are common. But other severe adverse effects are rare.The discomfort after the vaccination will disappear in a day or two. After the second injection of the vaccine, the adverse effects may be more obvious. 


Common adverse effects include:

Arm pain | swelling of the injection area | Fever | Chills | Fatigue | Headache | Muscle or joint pain