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Vaccination mythbusters

From: Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health has compiled the following information related to the available COVID-19 vaccines. See the flyer.

Myth

The COVID-19 vaccine causes fertility issues.

Fact

The COVID-19 vaccine will not affect fertility. The COVID-19 vaccine encourages the body’s immune system to fight the virus without affecting one’s reproductive system.

Myth

I’ve already had COVID-19, so I don’t need a vaccine.

Fact

People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 should still get vaccinated.

Myth

COVID-19 vaccines were rushed, so their effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.

Fact

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in history.

Myth

The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA.

Fact

The COVID-19 vaccines available to us do not modify your DNA — they are designed to help your body’s immune system fight the coronavirus.

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