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: Trending conversations about COVID-19 vaccine safety provide an opportunity for community-based organizations and other partners in Minnesota to recirculate existing messaging about the importance and safety of COVID-19 vaccines and mRNA technology. 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