Recently the United States has begun to implement the Vaccine shots for COVID-19. American Samoa first responders have begun to receive their shots as of last week. We wanted to share the following FACTS:
Fact: Covid-19 give you COVID-19. According to the CDC none of the vaccines in development or in use in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
Fact: COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests. Neither the recommended vaccines currently authorized in the United States cause you to test positive on viral tests.
Fact: people who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated. Re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, and there are severe health risks from COVID-19, for that reason people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 are encouraged to get vaccinated.
Fact: Receiving an mRNA vaccine will not alter your DNA
The mRNA from a Covid-19 vaccine does not become part of the nucleus of the cell, where our DNA is stored. Your DNA will not engage or interact with the mRNA because it is separate. The COVID-19 vaccine uses mRNA along with your natural immunity to protect you from the disease.
Written by staff of the Alliance