Myths about COVID-19 Vaccines

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article showing that roughly 36% of adults that have received the Covid-19 vaccination are unsure of when they are safe after being vaccinated. Furthermore, roughly 20% of adults that have received the Covid-19 vaccination believe they are safe before they’ve even received the second dose. The vaccination requires both doses and a time period of, at least, two weeks post-second dose to be fully effective. These wrong beliefs illustrate how common misinformation is about Covid-19 and the available vaccinations. To specifically combat this misinformation, the CDC has a page dedicated to addressing common myths about the Covid-19 vaccination, as well as having a page with various links addressing common concerns and questions about the Covid-19 vaccination.

One problematic belief about the Covid-19 vaccine is that, after receiving a dose, you can contract Covid-19. None of the CDC-approved vaccines contain the live virus, SARS-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19. You may suffer symptoms, but this is from the vaccine teaching your immune system how to respond to Covid-19. The vaccines cannot make you sick with Covid-19.

Another problematic belief is that the Covid-19 vaccine will alter your DNA. There are two types of vaccinations available: viral vector and mRNA. Neither of these vaccinations enter a cell’s nucleus where DNA is located. Both of these vaccinations work by delivering information on how to deal with SARS-CoV-2 to your immune system. They work with your immune system naturally to defend your body from Covid-19. There is no interplay or exchange between the vaccine and your DNA. 

Despite a vaccine being available, it is still important to protect yourself in the safest and best possible way. It’s necessary to have a healthy lifestyle, while keeping your immune system firing on all cylinders. You can try out our boosting products to bolster your defense against viral infections with BodyK’s Boost Box Viral Defense. BodyK has two Covid-19 tests available: the Ray Biotech Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Test and the Vibrant Clinical Laboratories DBS COVID-19 Antibody Test

Use the CDC’s website to find out if you’re eligible to receive a vaccine, and schedule it today.

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