It’s been well-documented by now that the COVID-19 vaccines have been very effective at preventing infection, severe illness and deaths. However, a portion of the population still remains unvaccinated for a variety reasons – including misinformation about the safety of the vaccines.
In this video, Ghazala Sharieff, MD, MBA, chief medical officer for acute care and clinical excellence at Scripps, and Mark Shalauta, MD, a family medicine physician and co-chair of the Scripps Medical Foundation Vaccine Committee, discuss and dispel common myths about the three FDA-approved vaccines: the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the two-shot mRNA vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna.
In the video, Drs. Sharieff and Shalauta debunk common myths such as:
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines contain fetal cells.
- COVID-19 vaccines can cause infertility.
- You don’t need to get vaccinated if you already had COVID and recovered.
- The COVID-19 vaccines can alter your DNA.
- The vaccine contains a microchip.
“There is so much misinformation circulating that that is causing vaccine hesitancy,” according to Dr. Sharieff. “It is critical that people know the truth about how safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are in preventing severe illness and even death.”