The rush to develop, authorize, and administer an effective COVID-19 vaccine has left many people skeptical about its safety—and reluctant to get vaccinated. Here’s the truth about five common COVID-19 vaccine myths. But none of the three COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in the U.S. contain live coronavirus pathogens. Myth: Young, healthy people don’t need to get a COVID-19 vaccine. While all three COVID-19 vaccines have emergency use authorization rather than full FDA approval, it’s not because the FDA is worried they’re unsafe.