Image baselessly claims Pfizer RSV vaccine is unsafe for pregnant people

An image trending on social media claims that Pfizer’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, which is currently under FDA review for use in older adults, is dangerous for pregnant people. The basis of this claim is that a clinical trial for an RSV vaccine developed by a different pharmaceutical company, GSK, was suspended last year due to safety concerns in pregnant people.

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