Evaporated Coronavac vaccine causes eye injuries, prompts misinformation

A case study published in 2021 is circulating among COVID-19 vaccine skeptics online. The report details an incident at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Thailand where a health worker dropped a vial containing Coronavac, a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac. The vial broke, and the evaporated vaccine caused skin and eye irritation in several health workers near the accident. A popular anti-vaccine social media account recently shared the report, claiming that it proves that the vaccine, which is not used in the U.S., is unsafe.

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