THE TRUTH ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
I want to share some facts and details about the current world pandemic and the need for us all to be vaccinated. It’s time to separate fact from fiction.
The comments below were taken from health care professional journals. My personal views concur; even though restrictions in many countries are relaxing, if you are older and have any existing health conditions, it is wise to carry on with protecting yourself as much as possible.
MYTH – The ingredients in the vaccines are dangerous.
FACT – Nearly all ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines are also found in many foods (fats, sugars, and salts).
The Johnson and Johnson/Jensen Vaccine contains a harmless version of a virus unrelated to the one that causes COVID-19. These give instructions to the cells in our body to create an immune response which helps the prevention of becoming sick with COVID-19 in the future. After our bodies produce an immune response, it discards vaccine ingredients just as it does with any information our cells no longer need. This process is part of normal bodily functions.
MYTH – The natural immunity gained from catching COVID-19 is better than immunity from vaccination.
FACT – Vaccination is a safer and more dependable way to build immunity to COVID-19 than getting sick with it.
The vaccine causes a more predictable immune response than the infection; it gives a higher level of protection and provides added protection to those who have already had the infection.
- One study shows those who had COVID-19 and don’t get vaccinated after recovery, are more than 2 times likely to get it again than those who have been vaccinated.
- For people who recover from COVID-19, immunity to the coronavirus can last about 3 months to 5 years, research shows.
- Because the length of immunity after developing COVID-19 or getting the vaccine is unknown, we need to continue practicing social distancing and wearing masks to stop the spread.
MYTH – COVID-19 causes variants.
FACT – The vaccine helps prevent new variants from emerging.
New variants occur because the virus is constantly changing through a natural on-going process of mutation. High vaccination coverage in a population reduces spread and helps prevent new variants from emerging.
MYTH – All adverse events reported are caused by the vaccines.
FACT – Anyone can report an event, even if unclear if it is due to the vaccines. Because of this, VAERS data alone cannot determine if the event was caused by a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some reports may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, confidential, or unverifiable. Vaccination safety experts study adverse events, and look for unusually high numbers of health problems or patterns after people have received a vaccine.
MYTH – The vaccines contain microchips.
FACT – Vaccines are developed to fight disease not to track your movement.
MYTH – The vaccine will make me sick.
FACT – COVID-19 vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus.
MYTH – The vaccine will affect my fertility.
FACT – No evidence is currently available that points to any vaccinations causing infertility in either males or females.
So, what do you believe? Have you relaxed your standards of moving around in the world because mask mandates have been relaxed in certain places? Or, are you continuing to practice social distancing and mask-wearing until we get a clearer picture of whether or not we are really out of the woods yet?