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COVID-19 vaccines: Experts clear the air to combat hesitancy

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Here are what experts say about COVID-19 vaccines that may help decrease the hesitancy and reluctance rate over vaccinations.

Experts say that the coronavirus pandemic will conclude once nations reach herd immunity. This is achievable when 70 to 90 percent of the population takes COVID-19 vaccines.

However, despite the growing encouragement to get people to take the jabs, many are still reluctant. As it happens, vaccine hesitancy remains apparent across the globe.

Amid the concerns and issues about the matter, Times of India released a report to “clear the air” about vaccinations. It comes with notes and information surrounding coronavirus vaccines from experts.

The common myths and truths about COVID-19 vaccines

One of the most common myths about COVID-19 vaccines is that they cause impotence and infertility. But, experts clarify that there is “no connection” between the shots and the mentioned health concerns.

The publication also listed the myths about not needing vaccines because of specific reasons. These include either having had the virus in the past or believing that the shots will not impact the mutant strains.

The truth is that getting an infection previously offers “natural protection” from reinfection. However, there is no clear information as to when this protection will last. This is why vaccination remains essential to protect one’s self from further risks.

As for the impacts on mutant strains, experts reportedly noted that vaccines still provide protection against the virus. Moreover, time is of the essence because more vaccinations equate to a lesser risk of new variants emerging in communities.

Additional information about getting the jabs

Hopkins Medicine released an article, as well, providing the public insights and facts about COVID-19 vaccines. These include matters relating to the side effects, as well as the possible aftermath.

As noted, people will not get the coronavirus from the shots. Although there will likely be some “side effects,” these are temporary and a “natural response” from the immune system.

The publication also emphasized that while the vaccines had a “fast development” process, they did not skip steps or cut corners. They all underwent the same procedures and tests to ensure safety and efficacy.

In the end, while vaccines may help end the pandemic, the shots themselves cannot do this without the help of the public. This means that the jabs cannot save lives unless people take them. But, even after taking the COVID-19 vaccines, experts recommend following the same safety measures and protocols.

Images (1) & (2) courtesy of World Health Organization (WHO)/YouTube

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