As the COVID-19 vaccination effort expands, more myths are surfacing.
The latest myth falsely claims that the vaccine can compromise a woman's fertility.
Doctors say that getting the vaccine is a personal choice, but want to set the record straight. The vaccine is safe.
Controlled trials show vaccinations don't just prevent infection but also prevent severe cases of COVID-19.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines provide immunity through a spike protein.
It teaches the body to keep the virus from latching onto its cells.
The fertility myth started when false reports said the vaccine would attack placental proteins leading to infertility or stillbirths.
"There is nothing to date in the literature that the vaccine itself or the virus has anything to do with reproduction," said Chad Smith with Mercy Hospital.
If you have concerns about the vaccine, it's best to talk to your doctor before making a final decision and seek medical advice if you have questions.