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No, the COVID-19 Vaccine Can't Affect Your DNA (& 6 More Vaccine Myths, Debunked)

March 25, 2021

(This article was updated on 11/8/2021)

When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, you may be slightly hesitant. And that's fair — these are new vaccines that are using new technology.

To help ease your mind, know that any vaccine currently available to the public has undergone thorough safety testing, rigorous external review and is shown to provide strong protection against COVID-19.

Still, it's completely understandable to want to do your own research.

As you learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines online and hear more and more about them on social media, just keep in mind that not all information is created equal. In particular, be cautious about believing headlines and personal opinions that might be based on less credible news sources.

Most importantly, know that there's actual misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine out there. Not to worry, though. We've cut through the noise and are here to help explain what makes seven of the most common misconceptions about the vaccine, well, misconceptions.

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