Misinformation About Door-to-Door Vaccine Outreach Continue to Circulate Online

Several popular social media posts have claimed that the Biden administration is sending federal agents door-to-door to coerce people to take “experimental” vaccines. In fact, the door-to-door vaccination outreach campaign will be carried out by community members who have volunteered to knock on doors and encourage vaccinations. Campaigns volunteers are trained in motivational interviewing strategies to foster open dialogues that allow community members to share their thoughts on the vaccines. Federal government employees are not going door-to-door for the campaign, and no vaccines are being administered as part of this campaign. Although the mRNA vaccines have been described as “experimental” by the vaccine opposition movement, they have been through rigorous testing in both animal studies and one of the largest human clinical trials in history; and studies continue.

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