According to various health officials, India has produced approx. 133 million vaccine doses all across the country as of 20 April 2021. After the vaccination of the frontline COVID-19 warriors (medical staff, police, sanitation staff etc.), India launched the massive COVID-19 vaccination process at 10.30 am on January 16 through a video conference at the hands.
Here are some most common five COVID-19 vaccine myths we should never believe.
- Myth: I have already had COVID once; why should I be vaccinated now?
Those who have already had COVID-19 in the past have no means to predict if they’ll be again infected by the COVID-19 virus or not. The antibodies your body developed during the COVID-19 infection are used by your body to help you back off any future infections that can be brought on by the virus.
- MYTH: The vaccines have been developed so quickly so they are bound to be unsafe.
- MYTH: I will get infected by COVID-19 if I take a vaccine.
- Myth: I took the some other Flu-vaccine; that will be enough to prevent COVID-19 which is a similar type of flu.
We have not experienced a flu season last year due to the interceptive measures taken against Covid-19. But that doesn’t mean either of the vaccine can replaces the other in usage.
- MYTH: Once I get vaccinated, I am free to not follow all precautions against COVID-19.
A vaccine cannot possibly give humankind full protection unless it has enveloped every human and any other possible carriers like animals/hosts like it was done in the case of smallpox. As WHO says, no one is safe until everyone is safe. So you will have to follow the vaccine + precautions policy. You must still:
- Continue to wear good quality masks
- Wear the masks properly and be sure to cover your nose
- Avoid crowded places
- Avoid badly-ventilated, closed places
- Wash hands frequently
- Do not touch eyes, mouth or nose with dirty hands
- Use sanitizer soap and water
- Follow social distancing