There are many COVID-19 vaccine rumors circulating these days. Delco Ambassador Michael Barkann goes head-to-head with FICTION regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

Fiction Guy

Fiction:
The vaccine will alter my DNA.

Michael Barkann

Fact:
Nope, the COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t alter your DNA.

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We’ve heard it all, but no — COVID-19 vaccines don’t change your DNA or turn humans into “hybrids.” (That’s kind of a lame excuse for a sci-fi movie plot, don’t you think?).

All they can do is work with your body’s natural defenses and deliver instructions to your cells so that they can build up protection against the virus. The vaccine ingredients never enter the cell’s nucleus, where our DNA lives.

Nice try, conspiracy theorists, but we’re gonna trust the science on this one.

Fiction Guy

Fiction:
My friend told me one shot of Moderna or Pfizer is good enough.

Michael Barkann

Fact:
The scientists do say you can get reasonable protection from one dose. But that won’t last forever. So, you need to get the second dose — it’s like a boost.

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Hey, every player that suits up—whether it’s for the Phillies, Flyers, Union, Reign, Eagles, or Sixers—knows you have to play hard to the end, and you don’t let up just because you think victory is near. You finish what you start, and you take your best shots.

To ensure the most protection against the virus, the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines give you a first shot, and then bring you back for a second shot three or four weeks later. Even if you have some side effects after that first shot, get the second one (unless a vaccine provider or your own doctor tells you not to).

When it comes to beating COVID, don’t stop after just one shot—take the 2nd shot for the win!


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Want to get Vaccinated?

Are you or a loved one ready to get vaccinated? There are multiple vaccination sites open throughout Delaware and surrounding counties. Contact your doctor or other health care professionals to schedule an appointment or visit the Delaware County COVID-19 Vaccinations web page for an up-to-date listing of County-sponsored vaccination clinics