Trending video falsely claims COVID-19 vaccines are used for strep infections

A widely circulated video features several false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, including that people who are fully vaccinated and boosted are more susceptible to COVID-19 than the unvaccinated. The video also falsely claims that COVID-19 vaccines are untested and are used to treat strep A bacteria infections, which cause strep throat and scarlet fever.

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