Post baselessly links COVID-19 vaccines to blood clots, miscarriage, and Bell’s palsy

A social media post claims without evidence that nurses are seeing a rise in blood clots, miscarriages, and Bell’s palsy in vaccinated people. The post has received nearly 50,000 engagements. Anecdotes about health care workers seeing a “surge” in vaccine injuries have been circulating for over a year with no data to support the claims. Multiple studies have shown that vaccination does not increase miscarriage risk. While Bell’s palsy and blood clots are rare potential side effects of vaccination, the risk of both conditions is significantly higher in people with COVID-19 infections.

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