Social media users celebrate news coverage of alleged mRNA vaccine injuries

Last week, a viral social media post shared a video clip from a Minnesota news segment about people who claim to have experienced severe adverse reactions to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, including neurological symptoms. Social media users who commented on the post celebrated mainstream-media coverage of alleged vaccine injuries.

Recommendation: These types of posts may cause Minnesota patients to doubt the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Talking points may emphasize that COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested and monitored and have been determined to be safe, as adverse effects are extremely rare. The benefits of vaccination outweigh any potential risks because staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines prevents severe illness, death, and long COVID. The CDC recommends the updated COVID-19 vaccine for everyone 6 months and older.