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Vaccines for COVID-19 make false claims by White House official

While encouraging parents to give their young children COVID-19 vaccines, a White House official made a false claim on June 20.

COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States have serious side effects including severe allergic reactions, blood clotting, heart inflammation, and paralysis.

Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s COVID-19 coordinator, said that “there have not been any serious side effects of these vaccines,” which is not true.

The FDA approved Pfizer and Moderna shots for young children last week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting one of these vaccines for virtually all children who are now eligible.

Jha said the steps happened because the data on the vaccines were “quite compellingly clear” and both safe and effective, even those major questions arose about the safety and efficacy of the shots.

20 June 2022


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