Social media post alleges vaccine conspiracy involving global philanthropists and health organizations

A social media post has made unfounded claims about the safety of vaccines. The post claims that the Rockefeller family owns the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health and is therefore in control of the health care system. The post also includes a video of a woman stating that the Rockefellers are using vaccines for eugenics purposes, implying that “poisonous” vaccines will decrease the population.

Risk level: Low

Recommendation: These social media posts promote the false narrative that vaccines are unsafe and ineffective. While these types of conspiracies primarily spread in vaccine opponent circles, it is recommended doctors be prepared to answer questions about vaccine safety and efficacy. Talking points may emphasize that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks and that COVID-19 vaccines are not a “depopulation plan,” because they prevent severe illness and death.