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EDITORIAL: Why mothers don't want COVID-19 vaccines for their kids

There is mistrust of vaccines among parents fueled by DNA and disease infection myths.
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NO one cares for a child more than their parent and this is why mom or dad knows what's best for the kids. When it comes to the health of a child, the choices made by the parent can endanger or keep the child safe. Ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease and its development into a pandemic, parents have been worried about infection and the risk of infection to their children. Today, the COVID vaccines created to prevent COVID-19 infection are now seen as carrying their own risks. Moms are skeptical of the efficacy of vaccines against COVID-19 because of rumours and unverified claims about serious side effects. 

First, parents are told that some COVID vaccines have the ability to cause changes in the DNA of their children. Whenever you hear 'changes in DNA structure', that is a very serious matter, but in this case, vaccines cannot cause any sort of change to the DNA. Vaccines don't even interact with, or change the structure of, the DNA, and this includes the COVID vaccines available right now. What mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines do is deliver instructions to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. 

This also means that vaccines do not make people sick. Yes, there are reports about how headaches and fevers follow COVID-19 vaccine jabs, but these are mild effects that can happen to anyone even with common antibiotic drugs. Authorized COVID-19 vaccines don't contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID. These vaccines only teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. This is why children and adults sometimes have lingering pain around the injection point.

In 2020, some woke doctors and a certain Nigerian pastor told us about an alleged connection between the COVID-19 outbreak, 5G internet technology, and microchips holding the mark of the Antichrist. The fears ignited by these controversial talks have made some mothers wary of giving their children vaccines. Do COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips? No, they do not contain microchips. Vaccines are developed to fight against disease and are not administered to track your movement or mark you as a catch for the devil.

Vaccines work by stimulating your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, your child develops immunity to that disease without having to get the disease first. Vaccines prevent COVID-19 infections and save lives. As much as we care for these children, we cannot be with them all the time and we cannot always track their exposure to infected persons or surfaces. Mothers should not feel compelled to vaccinate their children, but they must also burst the bubbles of COVID-19 myths.