Rumor about Covid 19

Do your part to the stop the spread of rumors by doing three easy things:

  1. Find trusted sources of information.
  2. Share information from trusted sources.
  3. Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.

To find trusted sources, look for information from official public health and safety authorities. Visit the CDC Coronavirus page to find many official sources. Check your state and local government or emergency management websites and social media accounts for trusted information specific to your area. On social media, be sure to check for a blue verified badge next to the account name. This tells you it’s an official account.

Stay Informed

Visit the CDC Coronavirus page to get the latest public health information on Coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have information and resources about how to spot and avoid the latest scams.

Rumor: Do vaccines cost money? Can they be purchased online?

Fact: The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to people living in the United States.

However, your vaccination provider may bill your insurance company, Medicaid or Medicare for an administration fee.

You cannot buy vaccines online.

You should not pay someone to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. You shouldn’t trust anyone who offers to help and then asks for money or personal information. COVID-19 vaccines are available only at established vaccination centers and must be given by trained medical professionals. Visit the CDC Coronavirus page for recommendations for who should get vaccinated first.

Last updated February 17, 2021 | Source: FEMA, CDC

Rumor: Can vaccines give you COVID-19?

Fact: No. None of the currently available COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, so you cannot get the virus or the disease it causes from the vaccine.

Having symptoms like fever after you get a vaccine is normal and a sign your immune system is learning to fight the virus. Visit the CDC Coronavirus page to learn more about the facts behind COVID-19 vaccines.

Last updated February 17, 2021 | Source: FEMA, CDC

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