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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
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COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Busted!

 

There’s no shortage of information circulating around about the COVID-19 vaccine, but sometimes it can be hard to distinguish the facts from the myths. Below, we’ll bust some of the most common myths about the vaccine!

 

Myth: “I’ve been vaccinated, so I can stop social distancing and wearing a mask.”

Fact: It is important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. We don’t know yet whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself.

 

Myth: “I’ve already had COVID-19, so I don’t need to be vaccinated.”

Fact: Given the uncertainty about how long immunity lasts, it is important to still get the vaccine when it is available to you. You should get vaccinated even if you’ve had COVID-19.

 

Myth: “The genetic material in the vaccine will affect my DNA.”

Fact: COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.

 

Myth: “The vaccine could give me COVID-19.”

Fact: The COVID-19 vaccine is not a live vaccine and can not give you the virus.

 

Myth: “The COVID-19 variants are not covered by the vaccine.”

Fact: So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway.

Share these Myth Busters with your family and friends. Let’s get vaccinated so we can get immunity into our community!

Page created March 25, 2021. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html.
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Appointments are available at select locations and are released when the Health Department has vaccine in stock. Appointments fill up quickly. Be sure to check back often.