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- When there was no vaccine for COVID-19, many scientists worked day and night to develop candidate vaccines, a few of which made their mark.
- The deadly disease now has a preventative vaccine, in fact several vaccines, but some people are spreading fear against such vaccines.
- You may have heard conspiracy theories that vaccines can cause harm etc. Read on to know the truth.
According to health officials, India administered 13,23,30,640 (132 million) vaccine across the country from April 21, 2021. After vaccinating its frontline warriors against COVID-19 (medical personnel, police, health, etc.), India has launched its massive COVID-vaccination campaign. 19 at 10:30 am on January 16 via a videoconference in the hands.
Continuing studies and data prove that vaccination helps people fight a disease better, yet there are a few people who themselves lack truthful information about a vaccine, but generously lecture about it, making the vaccine a dangerous bet. It scares people and makes them hesitate to get vaccinated. These conspiracy theories are damaging and must be dismantled.
Here are five myths about the COVID-19 vaccination that you should never believe.
- Myth: I have already had COVID once; why vaccinate now?
Those who have had COVID-19 in the past have no method of telling whether re-infection of the COVID-19 virus will occur or not. The antibodies you have developed during infection with COVID-19 are intended to help you fight future infections caused by the virus. This is called natural immunity. But it also decreases after a while. Your vaccine gives your immune system a program that helps it recognize the virus when and if it enters the body and helps it fight it off before it infects the body with its rapid duplicating power.
- MYTH: Vaccines were developed so quickly; they must be dangerous.
Licensed vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective. Yes, as the pandemic swept the world and many countries faced a much worse fate than others, there was pressure on scientists and research labs to quickly find a vaccine and / or a vaccine. remedy. Fortunately, less than a year after the pandemic, scientists have developed several vaccines in record time. But each of the candidate vaccines has gone through the same rigorous Food and Drug Administration process as the other vaccines, meeting all safety standards. There were no concessions and no steps were skipped. Global collaboration, funding, and advances in science and technology have helped shorten the timeframe for vaccine development. You should be able to take these vaccines without any doubts or fear, as clinical trials and safety reviews have actually taken about the same time as other vaccines.
- MYTH: I will get COVID-19 if I take a vaccine.
None of the COVID-19 vaccines can give you the COVID-19 infection you dread. None of these vaccines use the live virus that causes COVID-19. The process of boosting immunity from the vaccine can cause symptoms, such as fever. But experts warn that it’s a normal sign the body is building immunity to the virus. It doesn’t give you COVID-19. It is possible to get infected with the virus before the vaccine has had time to fully protect your body. Although the two diseases share similar symptoms, they are different viruses and there is no evidence to support the claim that taking the flu vaccine will serve as protection against COVID-19. Clinical data in recent years show that each year, influenza epidemics have resulted in approximately 3 to 5 million cases of serious illness and approximately 290,000 to 650,000 deaths worldwide.
- Myth: I take the flu shot; this is enough to prevent COVID-19 which is another type of flu.
We did not experience a typical flu season last year due to the preventive measures taken against Covid-19, experts say. But that doesn’t mean that neither vaccine replaces the other. You need your flu shots and your COVID-19 shots.
- MYTH: Once I have received the vaccine, I am free to forgo any COVID-19 precautions.
A vaccine can only give mankind 100% protection if it has covered all humans and other possible vector animals / hosts as has been done in the case of smallpox. In 1977 the last smallpox vaccines were administered and in 1980 it was declared eradicated. It exists only as samples frozen in American and Russian laboratories. This is not the case with the COVID-19 virus, not yet quite. As the WHO says, no one is safe until everyone is safe. You should therefore follow the vaccine + precautions policy. You must always:
- Continue to wear good quality masks
- Wear masks correctly and not as a formality
- Avoid crowded places
- Avoid closed and poorly ventilated areas
- Wash your hands frequently
- Do not touch eyes, mouth, nose with unwashed hands
- Use disinfectant and / or soap and water
- Respect social distancing standards
Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting a fitness program or making any changes to your diet.
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