Multiple false posts on Facebook report a death in Alabama in a recipient of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15. The posts are untrue, and no persons who received COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama have died.
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has reached out to all hospitals in the state which administered the COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed there have been no deaths of vaccine recipients.
Hospitals in Alabama continue to work diligently to protect the health and wellbeing of frontline healthcare workers in their fight against this deadly virus. All safety standards and post-vaccine monitoring procedures are in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of vaccine recipients in Alabama.
Rumors and misinformation can circulate easily during a crisis. Stop the spread of rumors by taking these actions:
- Find trusted sources of information.
- Share information from trusted sources.
- Discourage others from sharing information from unverified sources.
Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, consider guidance from these sources:
. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccinations and Immunizations
. Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) | Evaluating Online Health Information
. Medical Library Association - Find Good Health Information
. University of California San Francisco Evaluating Health Information
. World Health Organization WHO Vaccine Safety Net
While ADPH is putting everything in place to distribute and administer COVID-19 vaccine doses as quickly as possible, immunizations are only provided after vaccine safety has been reviewed and approved by a panel of top health experts.
For more information, go to alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/vaccine.html
County health departments throughout Alabama provide a wide range of confidential and professional services. Contact your local county health department for additional information.