MADISON (WQOW) — As COVID-19 vaccinations spread, so does misinformation about the long-term effects of the vaccine.
Debunking that information is a challenge, but an expert UW-Madison associate professor of Public Health Services Ajay Sethi is on a mission to shut down misinformation surrounding the vaccine.
Sethi said the most common type of myth involving vaccinations is that side effects will become long term. While it is unlikely, he said chills and fever are completely normal, and that they only last a day or two after getting the shot.
If you’ve heard that the vaccine can cause prolonged effects while pregnant, they don’t. According to Sethi, vaccinations have proven to be exceptionally safe and effective for both the mother and baby.