Covid-19 vaccines: Facts about the myths

Employees carry a container of mixed raw materials for mRNA at the BioNTech SE laboratory in Marburg, Germany. This technology was developed over the past 20 years. — Bloomberg

Although the Covid-19 vaccines offer hope in controlling the pandemic, they have been the subject of myths and misinformation that have contributed to vaccine hesitancy.

This article clarifies the facts surrounding some of the common myths, which the writer has encountered in interactions with patients, colleagues and friends.

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