There’s a lot of information being shared about the COVID‑19 vaccine. It’s important to know what’s myth and what’s fact when preparing to get your vaccine.
Here are some common myths about the COVID‑19 vaccine:
Myth: The vaccines were developed too quickly to be safe. Fact: Vaccine developers used proven work completed for other vaccines as a starting point in their fight against COVID‑19, giving them a head start. Each COVID‑19 vaccine approved for use by the FDA followed the same rigorous testing and evaluation as other vaccinations deemed safe.
Myth: I’ll get COVID‑19 if I get the vaccine. Fact: The COVID‑19 vaccine can’t make you sick with COVID‑19 because none of the authorized vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID‑19.
Myth: I had COVID‑19, so I don’t need a vaccine. Fact: Experts don’t know yet how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID‑19, so you should be vaccinated whether you’ve had it or not.
Myth: I got the vaccine, so I don’t need to wear a mask. Fact: We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated, you should still follow CDC's recommended guidelines.
For more information from Blue Cross about the COVID‑19 vaccine:
Visit mibluesperspectives.com for up-to-date news about the COVID‑19 vaccine including videos, the latest eligible groups, announcements on state orders, and news from government and health agencies.
Visit bcbsm.com/coronavirus for information about what they’re doing to help keep people safe and healthy during the pandemic.
It’s going to take all of us to beat COVID‑19.
*If you’re already vaccinated for COVID‑19, thank you for doing your part. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines.