A recent study investigating the impact of COVID-19 vaccines on various autoimmune skin conditions found no significant impact in the occurrence or exacerbation of these conditions. However, vaccine opponents are misrepresenting the study to claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause autoimmune disorders.
Risk level: Medium
Recommendation: Misrepresenting studies and cherry-picking data are common tactics to spread false information. While doctors and other health care providers should be prepared to reassure patients that there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause autoimmune diseases, these false claims may also appear as concerns about the number of COVID-19 vaccines a person is recommended; whether it’s safe to get flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines at the same time; and general confusion over what it means to be immunocompromised. For further reading, the referenced study can be found here.