Doctor falsely attributes New Hampshire deaths to COVID-19 vaccines

A doctor with a large social media platform shared a post about a New Hampshire bill that would require death certificates to include vaccination status. The doctor stated that this bill “makes sense” due to the number of unexpected deaths in New Hampshire, implying that COVID-19 vaccines are to blame.

Risk level: High

Recommendation: Social media posts falsely attributing deaths to COVID-19 vaccines may discourage patients in New Hampshire from getting the updated COVID-19 vaccine, especially when the claim is coming from a health care professional with a large platform. Messaging may emphasize that a U.K. statistical institute analysis of data on all-cause death by vaccination status and excess deaths shows there is no link between COVID-19 vaccines and death. The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older, because staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines prevents death, serious illness, hospitalization, and long COVID.