7 Myths and Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccines for PCPs and Patients

Grace Halsey

Patients trust primary care providers for accurate information on the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are 7 of the many myths now widespread you may need to explain to your patients.

Primary care physicians may have patients who are ready and willing to receive vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 virus when the shot is available to them and others who will simply refuse. There will likely be a group in the middle, too, that needs reassurance and answers to some questions from you.

Your job is made harder because of true unknowns about both the virus and about the only-months-old vaccines in addition to the significant amount of misinformation in wide circulation.

To help you stay current on the type of misleading statements your patients may be hearing and reading and to counter them with facts, Patient Care Online® collected 2 sets of Myths and Facts drawn from government and other authoritative online sources.

Following is the second group. You can review the first slide show with 8 additional Myths and Facts here.