Medical experts say a vaccinated person cannot infect an unvaccinated person and cannot ‘shed’ vaccine spike proteins.
While fake theories are going around that vaccinated people can infect others, scientists and doctors say that it is impossible for an injected person to affect an unvaccinated person by proxy. Multiple fact-checkers have confirmed that a vaccinated person cannot “shed” spike proteins to unvaccinated people.
– A teacher in Miami falsely told students to not hug their vaccinated parents for more than five seconds due to shedding, according to The New York Times
– There is no Pfizer document that confirms the existence of “shedding,” according to gynecologist Dr. Jennifer Gunter.
The notion that the COVID-19 vaccines can be “shed” like the coronavirus itself “is a conspiracy that has been created to weaken trust” in the vaccines, said Christopher Zahn, vice president of practice activities at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The dangerous misleading narrative not only discourages people from getting the vaccine but also seeks to isolate or punish those who have.
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, users shared warnings that serious side effects, including menstrual irregularities and infertility, can come from contact with vaccinated people.
The claims about “vaccine shedding” are not only fake but also biologically impossible given the structure of the COVID-19 vaccines.
“There is absolutely no biological mechanism for any COVID-19 vaccine side effects or vaccine components to shed to others,” said Dr. Shruti Gohil, the associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at the University of California, Irvine.
It must be remembered that vaccines over the ages have fought and eradicated smallpox, chickenpox, polio, and other viruses; however, many conspiracy theories are floating around presently to destroy people’s trust in vaccines which would actually be the answer to fight to the pandemic.