Minnesota governor’s post sparks anti-COVID-19 vaccine comments

Following a post from Minnesota’s governor, saying that the state’s settlement with Eli Lilly resulted in a cap on the monthly out-of-pocket cost of insulin, one response stated that Walz didn’t hold “Big Pharma accountable” and made it “more wealthy” during COVID-19.

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Recommendation: These types of comments may discourage patients in Minnesota from getting recommended vaccines. Prebunking messaging may emphasize that vaccines are one the most cost-effective medical interventions. While pharmaceutical companies may profit from vaccines, government investment in vaccines saves lives and prevents serious illnesses around the world. Learn more about recommended vaccines from the CDC.