The Florida Surgeon General warned against COVID-19 vaccines at a recent press conference, claiming that there are numerous red flags with the updated vaccine. He argued that there is no need for updated COVID-19 vaccines, claimed there is a lack of clinical trial data, and cited previously debunked concerns about vaccine safety.
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Recommendation: These narratives may cause patients to have more questions and concerns about updated COVID-19 vaccines. Reiterating key talking points is recommended: Updated vaccines are necessary due to waning immunity, they are safe, the known and potential benefits of these vaccines clearly outweigh their known and potential risks, and being up to date on vaccinations saves lives.