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Covid-19: Vaccine myth busting

The coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines are safe and effective.

Vaccines are the best protection for you, your family and your community.

There are several myths and rumours being circulated about the vaccine and its safety. It’s important to understand that all the Covid-19 vaccines have been developed safely. If you have any concerns about the vaccines, please speak to a medical professional or call 111.

It was rushed and isn’t safe

Researchers took no safety shortcuts. Large studies show the vaccine is safe

It changes my DNA

It’s impossible for the vaccine to change your DNA

It can give you Covid-19

The vaccine doesn’t contain a live virus strain

It contains egg protein

It doesn’t contain egg proteins and can be given to people with allergies

It causes severe side effects

For most, the vaccine causes mild side effects that resolve in a few days

It makes women infertile

There is no evidence that the vaccine causes infertility

It contains alcohol

It doesn’t contain alcohol

It can’t be taken if you have existing health issues

Always contact your GP, if you have existing health issues

There is human and animal DNA in the vaccine

The Covid-19 vaccines do not contain human or animal DNA

There is a microchip inside the vaccine

There are no microchips inside the Covid-19 vaccines

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