My Patients Ask — What are COVID vaccine-hesitant Americans concerned about?

The main concerns are about what I call “undocumented vaccine side effects” or, put another way, “bald-faced lies” about the COVID vaccine.

The Hill reported a new Harris poll that found “vaccine-hesitant Americans list multiple false or undocumented side effects – such as DNA alteration – among their reasons for not getting the shot.”

Of the 1,061 vaccine-hesitant respondents that listed side effects as a concern, 60 percent “named blood clots, which have indeed been reported in extremely rare cases.”

In fact, as of today, 28 cases among 77 million vaccinated Americans. That’s 1 case in every quarter of a million vaccines. And these all occurred in the J&J vaccine, which I do NOT recommend for ethical reasons (the use of fetal cells obtained from abortion in the development and production of the vaccine.

There are no cases in the mRNA vaccines which I recommend. In fact, my wife and I have taken the Moderna vaccine.

Another 24% “listed infertility and just as many cited potential birth defects.”

No cases of either have been reported. Not one.

Another 22% “said they were concerned about potentially getting cancer.”

Again, no cases have been reported. Not one.

This blog was accurate as of the day of posting. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly evolves and the scientific community’s understanding of the novel coronavirus and the COVID vaccine develops, the information above may have changed since it was last updated. While I aim to keep all of my blogs on COVID and the COVID vaccine up to date, please visit online resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and your local public health department to stay informed on the latest news.

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