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Myth:

"The side effects of the vaccine are severe and risky."

Fact:

The vaccine may cause a short-term reaction as your immune system kicks into action, but some people have no side effects at all.

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Myth:

"I already had COVID–I don't need a vaccine."

Fact:

Scientists cannot yet tell how long natural immunity lasts, so a COVID vaccine is recommended for anyone who has had COVID-19 more than 30 days ago.

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Myth:

"The vaccine was developed too quickly and can't be safe."

Fact:

The vaccines were developed, tested, and authorized using the same rigorous process used for other successful vaccines, and the Pfizer vaccine received FDA approval 8/23/21.

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Myth:

"The vaccine includes a microchip and will make my arm magnetic."

Fact:

Rumors and Internet memes saying the vaccine can track you, gather information, or magnetize you are false.

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Myth:

"The vaccine will give me COVID-19."

Fact:

None of the vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

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Myth:

"The vaccine causes fertility issues."

Fact:

There is no evidence that vaccination causes problems with pregnancy, development of the placenta, or sperm counts.

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Myth:

"There's no way to tell what's true about the vaccine."

Fact:

Good information is out there. Talk to trusted sources like your physician and look for information from official public health and safety authorities.

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Myth:

"An mRNA vaccine alters my DNA."

Fact:

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines teach the body how to protect against infectious disease and do not interact with your DNA or genetic material in any way.

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