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Myths about the COVID vaccine busted

Dec 16, 2020

Saint Claire Healthcare Vice President Of Medical Affairs, Dr. Will Melahn
Credit Saint Claire Healthcare

The first COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Commonwealth and healthcare workers are hoping to bust some myths surrounding the shots.

Although the vaccines are new, many theories previously connected to false data and anti-vaccine conspiracies are making the rounds of social media.

Dr. Will Melahn is Vice President of Medical Affairs at SCH.  He says it is important for health care professionals to fill the vacuum of misinformation with accurate scientific facts. 

  Melahn says no fetal cells were used in production of the vaccine, it does not contain microchips, cannot change the person’s DNA, and cannot be used to track individuals who take the vaccine.