False claims regarding priority groups for COVID-19 vaccines circulate

A site known to promote misinformation is claiming that vaccine deaths in 2021 are almost twice the amount of vaccine deaths during the last decade. Data for this claim are pulled from the CDC’s VAERS site, which contains unverified self-reports of deaths that occurred after vaccination. VAERS data are not evidence of vaccine-caused deaths. The site’s claim has been debunked by leading fact-checking organizations, as it misinterprets VAERS data leading to inaccurate claims.

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