Dr. Maninder Ahuja
MHT and Mid life
The COVID-19 Vaccines will change nothing in your body, but they will teach your immune system to protect you from the corona virus. In effect, the principle of vaccination is to “mimic” an infection, but in a controlled way so that immunity is generated without causing illness. After a few weeks, once T cells and B cells have been generated, the person vaccinated will be protected.
VACCINE-Facts and Myths
Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe because it was developed so quickly Fact: The authorized vaccines are proven safe?and effective. Although they were developed in record time, they have gone through the same rigorous regulatory process as other vaccines, meeting all safety standards. No steps were skipped. Instead, we should thank the unprecedented worldwide collaboration and investment for the shorter timeframe on the development of the vaccines. The clinical trials and safety reviews actually took about the same amount of time as other vaccines.
Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine will alter my DNA
Fact: The first vaccines granted emergency use authorization contain messenger RNA (mRNA), which instructs cells to make the “spike protein” found on the new Coronavirus. When the immune system recognizes this protein, it builds an immune response by creating antibodies — teaching the body how to protect against future infection. The mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA (genetic material) is kept. The body gets rid of the mRNA soon after it’s finished using the instructions.
Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine includes a tracking device.
Fact: A video shared thousands of times on Facebook makes false claims about the products of syringe maker Apiject Systems of America, which has a contract with the government to provide medical-grade injection devices for vaccines. The company has an optional version of its product that contains a microchip within the syringe label that helps providers confirm a vaccine dose’s origin. The chip itself is not injected into the person getting the vaccine.