Most of us are worrying regarding the safety concerns of the COVID 19 vaccine. It is because of the rumors, which are widespread about the coronavirus vaccine. But don’t worry, Covid 19 vaccine is safe. There is no point in believing such accusations because there is no scientific evidence in support of them.
Myths and rumors about the coronavirus vaccine
Following are some myths and allegations which are prevalent worldwide.
- COVID 19 vaccine is responsible for infertility in women.
- Coronavirus vaccine causes damage to the placenta.
- It alters the genetic makeup to control the population
- .COVID 19 vaccine is a way to install biochips in our bodies to control us.
- It kills human beings etc.
Don’t worry! They are just myths. There is no factual data available that proves them to be true.
Why are myths so prevalent about COVID 19 vaccine?
The reason is simple and that’s awareness. People are unaware of the vaccines. They don’t understand the science behind vaccines. They have no idea that what is a vaccine? How does it work? That’s why rumors regarding the coronavirus vaccines are spreading fastly among the masses. It is not the case in only Asian countries like Pakistan and India but also in western countries.
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So what is the vaccine?
A vaccine is a dead, weekend, or inactive part of the same causative agent responsible for the disease.
It triggers the response in the immune system of our body. It neither causes the disease nor produces the original organisms, viruses.
How does the vaccine work?
The vaccine works by triggering the immune response. Our immune system has natural antibodies, which stimulate when a foreign substance or antigen is recognized. These antibodies then fight with those foreign substances to protect our bodies from their evil effects.
All the vaccines work in the same manner. They cause the immune system to produce antibodies. When the antibodies stimulate, they fight with those weakened or dead pathogens. As now the body has recognized pathogens, it will retain this memory in the memory cells. If your body gets infected with an infectious agent, like the coronavirus, it will be immunized.
In simple words, you have a prepared army of antibodies in your body that will attack these pathogenic viruses in any future attack by the same virus. In this way, vaccines provide protection.COVID 19 vaccine works on the same basic principle of immunization. After getting vaccinated, you will get mild symptoms of the disease but not the disease itself.
Side effects of Covid 19 vaccine
Side effects of the Covid 19 vaccine are not severe but mild. These include:
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Muscle pain
- Sore arm
- Mild fever
- Pain at the injection site
There is nothing to worry about it you won’t get all of the symptoms but some of them. If your immune system is strong enough, then you might not get any symptoms or side effects at all.
Vaccinate yourself before it’s too late. Coronavirus vaccines are much effective in building your immunity. Don’t risk your life and health just because of some funny rumors. Think of vaccination as a way to boost your immunity. Last but not least, stay safe and maintain social distancing!