While we all know it’s critical to follow trustworthy advice and guidance when it comes to the pandemic, being sure that we know where to turn for trustworthy, up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination information can feel overwhelming.
With a bevy of misinformation flooding our airways, it can be difficult to figure out where to turn for trusted answers when you have questions.
Leaders in our community formed a partnership consisting of local healthcare providers, human service organizations, and the City of Bangor to offer support and guidance in times of need. The Community Health Leadership Board would like to help debunk the biggest myths and rumors regarding Covid-19 vaccinations;
Covid-19 vaccines have dangerous ingredients.
Almost all the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines are also ingredients found in many foods – fats, sugars, and salts. The main ingredients in vaccines are antigens, which are parts of the vaccine that cause your immune system to create antibodies that fight future infections.
The natural immunity I receive after getting sick with COVID-19 is safer and more effective than getting the COVID-19 vaccination.
The COVID-19 vaccination is safer and a more dependable way to build immunity than getting sick with COVID-19. The potential side effects from having Covid-19 can cause severe illness and even death in some cases. The vaccine creates an antibody response without having to experience the sickness.
Covid-19 vaccines affect fertility.
No evidence shows Covid-19 vaccines cause fertility problems in men or women. Covid-19 vaccinations are recommended for anyone pregnant, might be pregnant, or will become pregnant in the future.
The CDC guidelines change on a whim.
The CDC bases its recommendation on research and evolving changes with COVID-19.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the experts learn more about the virus and the variants that cause Covid-19. The experts collect data on the way vaccines are working in the real world. Because of new data, the guidance on how best to protect people from the virus changes.
Covid-19 vaccinations contain microchips.
Covid-19 vaccines do NOT contain microchips. The vaccines fight against Covid-19 and, in no way, are used to track individuals.
Straight From The Experts
Vaccinations are the most effective form of protection against Covid-19 infection. Contact your healthcare provider today and discuss your eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccine.
For information, you can trust, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Penobscot Community Health Care, Northern Light Health, and St. Joseph Healthcare websites for accurate, up-to-date information you can trust.